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 Off-Campus Bias Incident

Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) is actively investigating the report of a bias incident that reportedly occurred off campus on Saturday, April 9. The incident occurred near the corner of Lancaster and Euclid avenues. The reporting party says an individual in a moving vehicle shouted anti-LGBTQ+ language. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a red minivan and was last seen traveling east on Euclid Avenue.

DPS is working to identify those responsible and has taken the follow steps at this point in the investigation:

  • Connected with the reporting party to extend resources, services and support;
  • Conducted interviews with the reporting party, as well as individuals in the area at the time;
  • Reviewed security camera footage in the area;
  • Engaged the assistance of the Syracuse Police Department;
  • Alerted the New York State Police Bias Task Force; and
  • Reviewed law enforcement databases for similar calls in attempts to develop leads.

“Regardless of where the incident occurred, our students, faculty, staff and visitors should never be subjected this kind of hateful conduct,” says Craig Stone, associate vice president and DPS Chief. “Our team, as well as our partners on and off campus, is doing everything we can to support the impacted individuals and identify the responsible party. Even the smallest detail or description of the vehicle or individual can help strengthen our investigation. If you or someone you know has information about this incident or others, I encourage you to please come forward.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact DPS at 315.443.2224. Anonymous tips can be reported to DPS through the Silent Witness tool or the Rave Guardian mobile app. Additionally, if you or someone you know has been affected by a bias incident, the following resources are available:


Other Bias Incident Reports:

4/2/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating April 1 Bias Incident

3/31/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating Hateful Messages on Discord

3/14/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating Bias Incident Reported on March 13

2/4/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating Use of Racist, Threatening Language on Discord

12/1/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating Nov. 30 Bias Incident

8/26/21: Department of Public Safety Investigating Aug. 25 Bias Incident

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