"The Faculty of Arts and Sciences deplore the forcible occupation of University Hall on April 9. Responsibility for the events that followed falls, in the first instance, upon those who forced their way into the building, who forcibly ousted the officers of the University at work there, and who insisted upon remaining long after they were requested to leave.
"As members of a community committed to rationality and freedom, we also deplore the entry of police into any university. Some of us believe the decision to use force to vacate the building was wrong. Some of us believe it was unwise. Some of us consider it unavoidable though regrettable.
"The University is at a crisis which requires unity of thought and action to preserve its enduring values. The University now lacks any effective procedure by which faculty and student opinion in the several faculties of the University can be consulted in the handling of acute emergency situations. We therefore propose the following resolution:
a. That all criminal charges relating to Harvard students and Faculty be dropped.
b. That this Faculty elect a committee to:
1) investigate the causes of the present crisis;
2) assume full responsibility for the disciplining of the students involved in the forcible occupation of University Hall; and
3) consult with the representatives of the other Faculties of the University and with student representatives in order to recommend changes in the governance of the University."