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Critical Incident Message – Offensive Graffiti

Posted by on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in Responses.

Vanderbilt University Police are investigating the discovery near Vanderbilt’s campus of offensive graffiti intended to spread hate. The graffiti, discovered Dec. 16, was drawn in black marker on a flyer posted near the entrance of a Vanderbilt-affiliated building. The perpetrator is unknown.

Vanderbilt University is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and we will not tolerate words, actions or symbols that are bigoted or intended to intimidate anyone in our community. We remain deeply committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

Vanderbilt Police have notified Metro Police, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Tennessee Fusion Center. The investigation is ongoing. Specific details about the incident are being withheld at the request of those who reported it.

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Black Cultural Center, Bishop Joseph JohnsonWebsite615-322-2524Vanderbilt Place, Map
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