University at Buffalo statement on graffiti in Capen Hall

Release Date: March 25, 2016 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The incident was first reported to University at Buffalo Police on the evening of Wednesday, March 23.  Police responded immediately and, per policy, had the offensive language removed from the bathroom stall. 

UB Police are investigating and believe this to be an isolated incident.  As a precaution, police have increased patrols near the Hillel office on-campus and they patrolled campus locations where students were celebrating Purim. 

Racist and discriminatory behaviors or conduct have no place at UB and will not be tolerated. When acts motivated by hatred or discrimination occur, the university will respond promptly to protect the safety and well-being of the entire university community. Diversity, inclusion and mutual respect are strongly held values of our university.We are committed to upholding these values at all times.

More information about UB policies on racial discrimination and on diversity, inclusion and accessibility is available here:

Media Contact Information

John Della Contrada
Vice President for University Communications
521 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Tel: 716-645-4094 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
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