Resolution passed unanimously by the Faculty Executive Committee of the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 30, 2017:
As faculty members of the nation’s oldest public university, we stand with our colleagues, students and staff members who are concerned for their place in our community as a result of recent executive actions by the new administration. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stands for intellectual curiosity, discovery and artistic expression. These pursuits know no borders. To target individuals because of their nationality, religion or any other characteristic runs counter to all that we value and hold dear at Carolina. We stand together as an intellectual community. We will do everything possible to defend every individual’s rights and to convey to those in power the value they bring to our common endeavor.