A LETTER TO PRESIDENT CASEY, ADMISSIONS, AND COLGATE FACULTY
On June 22, 2020, two racist TikTok videos of Colgate students came to light. We responded. The TikToks were spread among students on GroupMe and other platforms which caused a petition to be developed. As the petition gained traction and signatures, student leaders started taking the appropriate steps to ensure that the two individuals involved in making the second TikTok would not be allowed to join their Greek Letter Organizations preventing them from perpetuating racism in these organizations (provided they are permitted to stay at Colgate). Although extremely unfortunate, these two TikToks prompted much needed conversation about the racial climate at Colgate. Hours of investigation, discourse, and the formation of the petition led to the writing of this letter which was created as a template for students to send to President Casey, Admissions, and others, to encourage them to take appropriate action:
UPDATE: ONE STUDENT'S OFFER WAS REVOKED. CURRENTLY WAITING ON THE RESPONSE FOR THE OTHER TWO STUDENTS.