Monday, July 7, 2008

Prompt Response from UCF to Eucharist Incident

I received a very prompt and personal response to my e-mail to the President of University of Central Florida regarding the recent terrible desecration of the Eucharist by a UCF student. The e-mail response is as follows:

Dear Mr. Lang:

Thank you for taking the time to write about the recent incident involving a UCF student and his mishandling of the Host at a Catholic religious service. Fortunately, we have learned that this student returned it and wrote a letter of apology to church officials.

UCF takes this situation seriously. As soon as we learned of the matter, our student conduct office responded quickly and will continue to deal with it appropriately.

UCF's students enjoy participating in a variety of student organizations, including religious groups. We encourage their members to express their views respectfully, and we expect them to comply with applicable laws and university codes of conduct.

Please know that we appreciate your concern.

Amy Barnickel, on behalf of John C. Hitt, President
Amy J. Barnickel, Sr. Executive Assistant, Office of the President
Assistant Editor, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education
Doctoral student, Texts and Technology Program
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 160002
Orlando, FL 32816-0002
(407) 823-1825
Fax (407) 823-2264

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