GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ – Stockton University and Amy Jones Roezell have dropped their completely ridiculous claim against a university student who declared his support for President Donald J. Trump and his love for America. Robert Dailyda, a student who is going for his doctorate degree was notified last week that the charges would be dropped, a mediation session would be scheduled and he can return to his studies.
“The University is withdrawing the charge under the Campus Conduct Code set forth in my letter dated August 10, 2020. We will schedule a mediation to address the concerns that were the basis of the charge regarding your Facebook post that was forwarded to your doctoral faculty on July 1, 2020. I will contact you shortly to schedule the date, time and location for the mediation,” read a letter from Craig Stambaugh, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Engagement and Community Development. “If you wish to continue your doctoral program, then you should contact Heather Medina, the Interim Director of Admissions, who will provide guidance on the process to rescind your recent withdrawal. In addition, John Smith, the Director of Academic Operations, can provide guidance if you wish to complete the summer course from which you withdrew on July 18, 2020. Thank you for sharing your concerns and suggestions about the Campus Hearing Board process. I forwarded the information to the Vice President for Student Affairs. In the meantime, please know that the University remains committed to providing an environment that permits and protects freedom of expression.”
Here’s what happened last month:
A Stockton University student is facing disciplinary charges including harassment and cyberbullying. If found guilty, he will have to attend a social justice workshop. Amy Jones Rozell, the Director of Care and Community Standards at the university filed a report against a student, Robert Dailyda.
Rozell claims Dailyda, “On July 1, 2020 the university was made aware of a post made by Mr. Robert (Bob) Dailyda to his personal Facebook account that at the time was open to the public. Several individuals stated that they found the post offensive, threatening, and concerning. This post came after an incident that occurred in class where Mr. Dailyda put up a virtual background picture of President Trump which caused several individuals in his cohort to feel offended, disrespected, and taunted. Mr. Dailyda and a few of his classmates discussed the virtual background event over a Group Me chat and although the discussion became heated, it did not become threatening, and Mr. Dailyda left the Group Me to avoid continued conflict.”
Those that reported the Facebook post indicated that they felt the language to be angry, potentially violent, racist, and intolerant. Several individuals mentioned concern that the post specifically referenced Stockton’s doctoral program.
The post on Facebook stated: “I have gotten to the point that I have to say something. I love this country. We are a diverse, yet assimilated population from all backgrounds. I believe all must have the same opportunities and I commit to make that a priority. Beyond that, I am done with the leftist agenda of BLM and the white self-haters. I have seen it in action in my doctoral classes at Stockton and the general media. I’m not backing down. If we can’t get past this, ok, I’m ready to fight to the death for our county and against those that want to take it down. I believe there are also many like me.”
Rozell claims that post generated comments, by others, not Dailyda that were perceived as harassing, intimidating and threatening to other students.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Jone’s role as Director of Care and Community Standards is to oversee the student conduct process, serve as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator, develop and implement a case management program, chair and manage the University’s Behavioral Intervention Team.