On April 9, Chancellor Henry T. Yang sent a message to all UCSB students addressing the unfortunate incidents that happened in Isla Vista on April 6 during the Deltopia event. Chancellor Yang has spoken with many students, public safety officers, and visitors in regards to this event, and he has expressed deep concerns about the safety of our community.
Based on findings from the UCSB Police Department and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the vast majority of people arrested during the Deltopia celebration were not affiliated with UCSB (376 out of a total of 412). Although these people were unaffiliated with the university, Chancellor Yang reminded our community of the importance of ensuring that our campus and IV are both safe and welcoming places.
Currently, Chancellor Yang is working with representatives from Associated Students, Student Affairs, Administrative Services, Faculty Senate, Governmental Relations, and the Police Department to discuss this recent event, as well as other safety issues, to prevent such incidents in the future. Please send your thoughts and ideas to IVfirstname.lastname@example.org.