Fargo, North Dakota – One more hate speech instance has happened recently at North Dakota State University.
The college stated insulting graffiti was spray-painted on the walkway outside Niskanen Hall over the weekend. According to officials, the graffiti contained a swastika and an illegible message.
The following statement was released from the University:
“Over the weekend, a report of derogatory graffiti was submitted. The image of a swastika and another unclear image were observed on the sidewalk outside Niskanen Hall. The graffiti is being removed and an investigation is underway.
The NDSU community values diversity and inclusion. We take collective responsibility for ensuring a sense of belonging, respect and justice that supports the success of each person. We are committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for every member of our university community.
NDSU is committed to the protection and exercise of the freedom of speech for all, and must remain content neutral in decisions related to the expression of ideas on campus.”
The incident is being investigated, according to Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Laura Oster-Aaland, and reports can be submitted online or by contacting the Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office at email@example.com, (701) 231-7708, or Old Main 201.