Provost David Blackwell and Vice President for Institutional Diversity Sonja Feist-Price sent the following message to UK faculty on Friday, April 24.
Today, April 24, marks the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a time when observant Muslims, as a tribute to their faith, refrain from eating, drinking or smoking during daylight hours.
As a result, observant Muslim students may not be able to work at their full capacity during the afternoon and early evening of the four weeks starting April 24. If you have instructional activities scheduled during these times, you may consider allowing your students to break their daily fast before completing their work in the late evening.
It is important we express our solidarity and support as they recognize and take part in Ramadan. After all, we are home to many faiths, cultures, identities and beliefs. And now, more than ever, we are reminded that we’re all in this together.
David W. Blackwell, Provost
Sonja Feist-Price, Vice President for Institutional Diversity