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Vols Unite: Let’s Work Together

November 2018

In light of recent messages painted on the Rock, the Volunteer family has come together to support one another and seek solutions to stand together and protect our community.

In response to these messages, Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis, Dean of Students Shea Kidd Houze, and Police Chief Troy Lane have shared their reactions to the messages and information on campus safety:

November 9 – Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis Statement

November 16 – Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis Statement

University Police Department Safety & Security Statement


To continue the conversation, the Division of Student Life encourages students to email Dean Shea at

For more information on free speech and the campus Free Speech Protection Act, please visit