The faculty, students, and staff affiliated with DISCO call for an administrative response to #ReclaimOSU's call for financial accountability and transparency. In line with our discussions in the 2015-16 academic year about questions of who pays for higher education, we support students' right to transparency and accountability of OSU's finances. We are also concerned at the administrative response to these students—peaceful student protests should never be met with police forces or threats of expulsion and arrest.
DISCO is a collective committed to examining and challenging hierarchy and oppression through collaborative and cross-cultural efforts. We therefore firmly stand in solidarity with the OSU student activists, other campus protesters, and campus organizations standing their ground to make the campus and Columbus communities more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive places.