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Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on anti-Semitic posters found in Davis Library

This behavior conflicts with the University’s long-standing commitment to fostering an environment where all students, faculty and staff can be free from harassment.

Old Well
The Old Well. Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

This week, University Libraries officials found several anti-Semitic posters on bookshelves and tables in Davis Library. UNC Police are aware of the incident and investigating. If you have any information or saw suspicious activity related to these flyers, please call 911.

I am extremely disappointed and appalled that anyone would write these abhorrent messages and direct them toward members of our Jewish community. This behavior conflicts with the University’s long-standing commitment to fostering an environment where all students, faculty and staff can be free from harassment.

This is the second time in two weeks I have had to share information with you about the discovery of racist or hateful messages on our campus. While we believe the two incidents are unrelated, these actions do not reflect our values.

For campus and community resources and information about discrimination and harassment, we encourage you to visit https://safe.unc.edu/. To report an incident of prohibited discrimination and harassment to the University, contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Interim Chancellor