Breaking News
More () »

FOX 61 | Connecticut breaking news, weather, traffic, sports and social media

UConn sends message to its community following several incidents of hateful conduct and speech

The Univesity cited anti-semitic graffiti on a building and offensive comments directed at members of the LGBTQ community.
Credit: FOX61

MANSFIELD, Connecticut — The University of Connecticut released a message to its community Tuesday addressing several incidents regarding hateful conduct and speech directed at members on Storrs campus. 

The school cited ant-Semitic graffiti on a building near Hillel and "deeply" offensive comments aimed at members of the LGBTQ community. 

"Our disappointment is matched only by our concern: Any such attack on students, faculty, or staff members is totally unacceptable and has no place at this University," said UConn officials in a written statement. 

UConn said it's taking the incidents seriously and anyone who violates the Student Code of Conduct or the law will face disciplinary measures from the school and the police depending on the incident. 

An FBI report has shown that hate crimes in the United States have risen to the highest level in more than a decade. 

UConn also released resources to help strengthen its community by celebrating diversity. 

University officials ended the message by condemning the acts and stating the community will overcome this as a united school. 


Download the FOX61 News APP

iTunes: Click here to download

Google Play: Click here to download

Stream Live on ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching FOX61.