Dear graduates, parents, and Taiwan Tech faculty
First of all, I would like to thank you for having attended today’s graduation ceremony in spite of the current epidemic situation.
As the organizers of this event, we would like to sincerely apologize to all of you for the remarks made by one of the distinguished guests at today's graduation ceremony.
We have always been a university that respects diverse values, gender, cultures and ethnicities. We believe that we should understand and respect these differences, and cherish diversity, which allows us to learn about the values of different communities.
Today's speech by the representative of the Alumni Association may have made you feel uneasy and offended. We have asked our distinguished guests to provide us with their speech scripts beforehand, but the speaker unexpectedly completely departed from his script.
We know that it is difficult to make up for this, but we hope that we can learn from this incident to increase our mutual respect and understanding.
We would like to thank all the students who worked so hard for the musical performance and the video recording of today's ceremony.
Thanks to architect Ying-chao Kuo, for sharing his thoughts with us.
Thanks to the Olympic gold medalists who surprised our graduates with encouraging videos that they recorded for them in spite of their busy training and competition schedule.
And most of all, we are thanking you, our graduates, for your participation.
We hope we can all learn from this regrettable incident a valuable lesson in diversity and respect. Happy graduation to all of you!
The Office of Student Affairs