In his remarks at Growing in Grace, Vice-Chancellor Brigety invited each of us to be part of an ongoing conversation about our guiding principles: “to reassert and reinforce what it means for Sewanee to truly dwell together in unity.”

Vice-Chancellor's Email to the Sewanee Family

A call to action

Vice-Chancellor Brigety asks us to join together to "transform this episode from being a point of pain to a place or pride for our beloved University."

Letters of Support

From the Chancellor

In an email to the Sewanee family, Chancellor Rob Skirving condemns any and all expressions of violence and hatred at Sewanee, voices Regent and Trustee support for Vice-Chancellor Brigety and his family, and prays that those of us who love Sewanee will continue to embrace these ideals of EQB.

From the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents writes to the Sewanee family to pledge its full support of, and participation in, the process of reflecting on our common values and what it means to dwell together in unity.

From Students in the College

Students in the College voice their support for Vice-Chancellor Brigety and his family and recognize their collective responsibility to respect each other by refusing to participate in demeaning behaviors and take steps to bring an end to these behaviors, promote an environment of trust and support, and encourage each other to support our community's values.

From University Employees

University faculty and staff call for our community to work in unity to protect and defend the Vice-Chancellor, his family, and others in our community who have suffered and are suffering similar indignities, as well as our university’s ideals and principles.

Vice-Chancellor Brigety's Remarks at Growing in Grace

Dwell together in unity

Vice-Chancellor Brigety invites each of us to be part of an ongoing conversation about our guiding principles: “to reassert and reinforce what it means for Sewanee to truly dwell together in unity.”

EQB Reflection & Response

Faculty & Staff Gatherings

Colleagues will have virtual gatherings. Links were sent via email.

  • Thursday, Feb. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 12 from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Dining and Facilities Management in-person listening sessions will be held between Feb. 24 though Mar 3.

Student Gatherings

Students in the College are warmly encouraged to attend one of these gatherings. Invitations with links were sent via email.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m via Zoom
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom (School of Theology students)
  • Friday, Feb. 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. in All Saints' Chapel
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom