Academy Statement on Sexual Misconduct

April 10, 2018—In the past few months, disturbing allegations of sexual harassment and assault have been leveled at prominent individuals in all walks of life. Such allegations have implicated several members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The alleged conduct is abhorrent and the Board of the Academy deplores it.

The foregoing statement will be read by the president at the May 23, 2018 Ceremonial.