Central Connecticut State University police are investigating a report of racist and antisemitic vandalism in a residence hall that was reported Monday.
According to campus police, a student at Seth North residence hall reported a carved racial slur and a swastika on the back of a bathroom stall door. The carvings have since been removed by the university.
“In addition to the criminal investigation, any member of the campus community found to be responsible will be subject to disciplinary procedures for violation of Central policies and regulations,” said Jodi Latina, Associate Vice President of Communications and Media for Central in a statement.
The university offered resources for students who wish to discuss this incident including campus faith consultants; faith-based student clubs; and counseling through Student Wellness Services.
“Central has zero tolerance for all forms of hate crimes. These messages are offensive and impact all members of our community,” said Central President Zulma R. Toro in an email to the campus community. “The untold emotional damage to the groups who have been targeted should not be ignored. I am asking all of you to join me in supporting our friends and colleagues who are impacted by this crime and to speak out against hate and intolerance.”