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 Sept. 4 Bias Incident

Sept. 4, 2020

On Friday, September 4, while sorting and preparing mail for distribution in Day Hall, a student worker discovered an anti-Black racial slur written on a package. At this time, we do not know if a member of our community is responsible for the writing on the package or if it was delivered to campus that way. An investigation is underway to identify the perpetrator of this racist, bias-motivated act.  The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reviewing CCTV footage. At this time, there is no additional information.

We encourage anyone with information to call DPS directly at 315.443.2224. If you would like to anonymously report NON-EMERGENCY information to DPS, you can use the Silent Witness tool.  Any bias-motivated incident reported to DPS will be posted on our public site, so that our campus community can be informed, vigilant and responsive.  You can also report a bias incident and receive support through the Stop Bias website.

 


Other Bias Incident Reports:

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