Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Thursday, January 07, 2021

The events that unfolded yesterday in Washington, D.C., were disgraceful, chilling and extremely troubling. As individuals at the highest levels from both political parties have said, the scenes of chaos and violence at the U.S. Capitol, which disrupted a key moment in our country’s peaceful transfer of power, are not a proper reflection of who we are as Americans, and they certainly do not reflect the spirit of civility and respect that Indiana University and other leading colleges and universities across our nation seek to foster among students and other members of their educational communities. We join many others across the country in condemning yesterday's shameful activities.