Bias Incident Reports

Hate speech and other bias-related incidents will be posted to this page within 48 hours. However, to prevent jeopardizing active investigations, there may be instances where it takes longer than 48 hours to post. In addition, the incidents posted to this webpage are from reports made directly to the Department of Public Safety. Reports made via the STOP Bias website will only be referred to the Department of Public Safety if the reporter chooses or if the nature of the incident requires DPS involvement.

This page will be your trusted source of accurate and reliable information as it relates to bias incidents.

Most Recent Bias Incident Report:

Department of Public Safety Investigating Aug. 25 Bias Incident

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is actively investigating the discovery of crude graffiti on a whiteboard in Shaw Hall. The graffiti, reported on Wednesday, Aug. 25, was described as offensive to the transgender community. It has since been removed.

“This behavior is disgusting, disappointing and inappropriate,” says DPS Chief Bobby Maldonado. “Syracuse University and the Department of Public Safety will not tolerate hate of any kind. We are working to identify the person or persons responsible for this behavior.”

Since the incident, the following actions have been taken:

  • A canvass of the area has been completed
  • Camera footage is being reviewed
  • Services were offered to the impacted student

There are no suspects at this time, however, DPS continues to investigate this incident and implores anyone with information to contact DPS at 315.443.2224. Anonymous tips can be reported to DPS through the Silent Witness tool or the Rave Guardian mobile app.

The University recognizes how these incidents can affect individuals and communities. If you or someone you know has been affected by a bias incident, there are resources available to you:


Other Bias Incident Reports:

8/1/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating Off-Campus Bias Incident

7/20/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating July 20 Bias Incident

7/10/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating July 10 Bias Incident

5/18/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating Two Off-Campus Bias Incidents

5/14/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating May 12 Bias Incident

5/2/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating May 2 Bias Incident

5/1/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating April 29 Bias Incident

3/11/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating March 10 Bias Incident

2/28/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating Feb. 27 Bias Incident

2/18/21: Information Technology Services, Department of Public Safety Investigating Feb. 17 ‘Zoombombing’ Incident

1/29/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating Jan. 27 Bias Incident

11/10/20: Department of Public Safety Investigates Bias Incident on Walnut Place

9/14/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Sept. 4 Bias Incident

7/15/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating July 14 Bias Incident

5/1/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Report of Bias Language on a Greek life Website

3/7/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating March 7 Bias Incident

2/24/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Feb. 22 Bias Incident

2/21/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Feb 20 Bias Incident

2/8/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Feb. 8 Bias Incident

2/3/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Feb. 2 Bias Incident

1/30/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Jan. 30 Reported Bias Incident

1/30/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Jan. 28 Bias Incident

1/26/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Jan. 24 Bias Incident

1/22/20: Department of Public Safety Investigating Jan. 21 Bias Incident

12/16/19: Syracuse Police Department Currently Investigating Dec. 14 Incident

12/8/19: Department of Public Safety, Syracuse Police Department Investigate Dec. 4 Bias Incident

11/29/19: Public Informational Notice: Syracuse Police Investigation

11/21/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: Reports of New Bias Incidents & Arrest in Vandalism Investigation

11/20/19: Public Informational Notice:  Joint Task Force Investigating Anti-Semitic Email Threat

11/19/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: DPS Investigating Reports of Document Allegedly Shared Via AirDrop

11/18/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: DPS Investigating Bias Incident at Day Hall

11/16/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: Bias Incident Reported Near College Place

11/16/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: New Bias Incidents Reported

11/16/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: Bias Incident Reported in Haven Hall

11/14/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: Bias Incident Reported in Day Hall

11/14/19: Public Safety Informational Notice: Bias Incident Reported in the Physics Building

Click here to review all of the 2019 Bias Incident Reports