Dear Colleagues,

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to protecting the academic freedom and personal safety of our scholars. Nationally, unfair attacks on scholars have increased, often in social media, on message boards, and through other online forums. These so-called “trolling attacks” can be professionally disruptive and personally difficult, so we have compiled information and resources to assist scholars who are the target of one of these campaigns.

These resources are available online at Printed versions of these resources are also being produced and can be obtained by e-mailing a request to

At Illinois we have a long and distinguished record of achievements, discoveries, and ideas because our scholars have the courage and the freedom to ask difficult questions that lead to unexpected answers. We hope these new tools will help everyone in our university community carry on in that unwavering pursuit of knowledge.

Andreas C. Cangellaris
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

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