Department Statement Regarding Andres "Andy" Sanchez

The Department of Feminist Studies stands with its colleagues in Chicano/a Studies and UCSB students who are calling for a thorough investigation of the incidents leading up to the death of one of our UCSB undergraduate students, Andres "Andy" Sanchez. We are deeply saddened by Andy's passing and alarmed by student eye-witness reports that Sanchez's death could have been avoided if he had received proper and timely care. As an interdisciplinary, intersectional, and transnational department with a focus on social justice, in solidarity with the Department of Chicana/o Studies, we urge officials to make the full investigation of Sanchez's death a top priority for the leaders at UCSB and the public service members charged with serving, protecting, and treating all of our students in Isla Vista.