Dear Ithaca College Community,
I am writing to inform you about a report to the Office of Public Safety made on Friday, January 19. An IC student reported that they found a swastika etched into the frost in the Baker Walkway windows. The Office of Public Safety investigated the incident and has identified the individual believed to be responsible. That person is being referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
As President Cornish wrote to the campus in December, “Acts of hatred have no place on our campus, and we must join together to condemn them and reaffirm that Ithaca College must remain a safe space for every member of our community.”
As a reminder, anyone who experiences or witnesses an incidence of bias, intimidation or hatred on campus or virtually should call the Office of Public Safety at (607) 274-3333 or file a Bias Impact Report. Resources for students in need of support are available at this link.
Let us continue to work together to ensure that all members of our campus can live, learn, and be in community in an environment in which they feel safe and secure.
Bonnie Solt Prunty
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life