Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said reports about the conviction of a former student who admitted to making plans against Jewish students were deeply disturbing.
“Harassment or discrimination of any kind has no place in our community,” Dr Spence said.
“We as a community reject religious hatred in all of its forms and stand behind the Jewish community, with which we share close ties.”
A more diverse university is a stronger university, and I continue to encourage everyone to consider what role they can play in creating a campus environment that is as safe and welcoming as possible.
The University has confirmed the person convicted is no longer a student at the University of Sydney. We are not aware of any current threats to students or staff.
Support is also available to members of our community.
For students, in-person counselling sessions are available via Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Staff members can access support services via the Employee Assistance Program (Benestar).
Staff and students can also access spiritual support via the Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre.
Anyone experiencing distress and requiring immediate support can also contact the following community resources:
This bulletin was published by vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney.