Susquehanna University President Jonathan Green has addressed the campus community regarding an antisemitic action. Early Wednesday evening, Green sent a note to the campus regarding the discovery hours earlier of the drawing of two swastikas on a whiteboard in an Apfelbaum Hall classroom.
“Let us be clear: this is an antisemitic symbol of hate,” he wrote. “Swastikas have long been used to terrorize Jewish people and promote a white supremacist agenda.”
“Hate does not belong here. Bigotry, racism, sexism, and acts of prejudice toward others based upon their religion, their gender identity, or that of those they choose to love do not belong here,’” Green said in notifying the campus about the latest incident.
He said an investigation is taking place into the drawing of the swastikas and two previous reports and encouraged anyone with information to contact Campus Safety or members of the college’s Inclusive Excellence staff.
A temporary sign will be installed in the classroom where the swastikas were drawn and training will be held to address acts of antisemitism, he said.
Classes at SU are winding down for the fall semester and commencement is slated for May 20.