Last Friday, the ZOA provided the same information to UC Irvine, in a letter to Diane Geocaris, UC Irvine's Chief Campus Counsel and Associate General Counsel.
In its letter to Diane Fields Geocaris, UC Irvine's Chief Campus Counsel and Associate General Counsel, the ZOA thanked UC Irvine for its "important and positive response" to the concerns that the ZOA had previously raised about the Muslim Student Union (because of its fundraising for Viva Palestina), and about University officials (because they knew or should have known that fundraising had not been approved and yet they did nothing to stop it).
When the ZOA had originally contacted UC Irvine with its concerns, Ms. Geocaris responded that "UC Irvine takes very seriously all allegations of wrongdoing.
We appreciate your [the ZOA] bringing this to our attention.
represented that with regard to the ZOA's
concern that that the MSU
may have illegally used the campus as a base for fundraising for a terrorist group in violation of federal law, the University had "referred that matter to law enforcement officials.
As to the ZOA's concern that the conduct of the MSU
and University employees may have violated University polices, Ms. Geocaris
responded that UC Irvine
has "initiated an internal review of these matters."
Last Friday, in light of the Investigative Project on Terrorism report and the information disclosed by a participant on the Viva Palestina convoy in July 2009, the ZOA
asked UC Irvine
to which officials the University's report was made, when and how the report was made, and how these officials have responded.
In addition, the ZOA
asked about the status of the University's internal review and when the University expects to complete it.
assured Ms. Geocaris
that it would "be of assistance to you in any way we can."