University statement on deleted tweet

July 15, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The University has issued the following statement in response to speculation over a tweet posted and then deleted by the College of the Liberal Arts:

The removal of a tweet had nothing to do with the line about conservative students. As a university, Penn State seeks to be a marketplace of ideas and values different perspectives and viewpoints, including those on the left and the right.

The message was originally crafted years ago and was intended to express the inclusive values of the College of the Liberal Arts. Because it was an outdated statement, when it was posted following a number of recent specific hate-based messages in the Penn State community, it lacked context and resulted in anger and confusion.

Last Updated July 15, 2020