Derogatory graffiti discovered on Day Hall vending machine

Racist graffiti found on Day Hall vending machine

DPS reports the fourth bias incident to occur at the freshman dorm since early November.
Published: January 28, 2020
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Derogatory graffiti targeting African Americans and Asian students was discovered in the lobby of Day Hall on Tuesday, according to a Department of Public Safety bias incident report.

Public Safety reported graffiti was discovered on the backside of a vending machine, which are located on the ground floor. The bias report was published to the Department of Public Safety’s website. However, they have not released a campus wide notification as requested by the demands of the #NotAgainSU movement.

The #NotAgainSU movement was spurred by the first incident of graffiti reported in Day Hall in early November. Since the graffiti was first discovered on Nov. 7, Day Hall has been scene of four racially motivated incidents occurring on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors.

The Department of Public Safety says they are actively investigating the incidents that occurred in the fall semester. In addition, the department thanked “the generosity of a concerned donor” who has offered a reward for any information that will lead investigators to the responsible individuals.

On their website, the Department of Public Safety urges anyone with information on this incident or those that occurred in the fall to contact them at 315.443.2224 or to report anonymously using the Silent Witness tool or the Stop Bias website.