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Message from University leaders on Campus Y vandalism

"Hateful vandalism is not acceptable anywhere on our campus, but this breach of an established organization that promotes equality and justice is particularly egregious."

The Bell Tower.
(Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

We are writing to inform you that an incident of vandalism occurred at the Campus Y sometime over the weekend of Jan. 23-24. It appears an individual unlawfully entered the building and defaced several offices, including leaving some anti-Semitic symbols and writing a racial epithet on a whiteboard.

The break-in and vandalism were reported to UNC Police, and working closely with law enforcement partners, they have identified a suspect and issued two warrants for this person’s arrest.

The Campus Y has a long history on our campus and has been home for students, faculty, staff and community members to promote social justice for generations of Tar Heels. Hateful vandalism is not acceptable anywhere on our campus, but this breach of an established organization that promotes equality and justice is particularly egregious. We encourage anyone affected by this incident to reach out to our University support resources, including the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Wellness. The Employee Assistance Program is available for faculty and staff.

If you have information regarding this incident, please contact UNC Police by calling 911. For campus and community resources and information about discrimination and harassment, visit SAFE at UNC. To report an incident of prohibited discrimination and harassment to the University, contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance office.

Sincerely,

Robert A. Blouin
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Amy Johnson
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs