UB statement on graffiti found on North Campus

Release Date: November 22, 2019


The following is a statement from the University at Buffalo regarding graffiti found Friday on the university’s North Campus: 

"University Police are investigating an incident of hateful graffiti found in a bathroom stall on the university’s North Campus. They believe the incident to be a random act and say the incident is a rare occurrence at UB. The date and time of the incident are unknown, University Police say.

Immediately after it was reported, a university facilities crew removed the graffiti. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact University Police at 716-645-2227 or ub-police@buffalo.edu.

Racist and discriminatory behaviors and conduct have no place at the University at Buffalo and will not be tolerated. Whenever 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."

In addition to the university statement, UB President Satish K. Tripathi issued this statement Friday regarding the incident.

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