Dear Stanford community,

By now you have received an AlertSU message sharing news of a hit-and-run incident that was reported on campus this afternoon, in which an Arab Muslim student was injured. The student is receiving medical care. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident as a potential hate crime.

We are profoundly disturbed to hear this report of potentially hate-based physical violence on our campus. Violence on our campus is unacceptable. Hate-based violence is morally reprehensible, and we condemn it in the strongest terms. We want to express our deep concern for the student who was injured, and for all affected by this incident.

The investigation of this incident is ongoing, and more information will be shared as it becomes available. We understand the fear that this incident has caused. We will continue working with law enforcement to provide for the safety and security of everyone in our campus community.


Richard Saller, President

Jenny Martinez, Provost