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 Reported Bias Incident at Slocum Hall

    Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) is actively investigating the discovery of racist graffiti that was found written on a men’s bathroom wall at Slocum Hall. The report was made by a university employee on Wednesday, November 30.

    Upon receiving this report, a DPS officer inspected the impacted space in Slocum Hall and met with the employee. Prior to arrival of the DPS officer, the graffiti had been covered over by a marker. Fortunately, DPS was provided with images that were taken beforehand of the writing in question.

    “These incidents, while disgusting and abhorrent, are often difficult to investigate due to the location and circumstances. Because this happened in a restroom, there is no video footage or direct witness accounts we can rely on,” says Craig Stone, DPS chief and associate vice president. “Nevertheless, we are doing everything we can to identify the individual or individuals responsible. We ask that anyone who may have information about this incident contact us immediately.”

    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 Orange Safe 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:

    11/10/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating Bias Incident at Watson Theater

    10/18/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating Bias Incident at Flint Hall

    10/10/22: Department of Public Safety Identifies Individual Responsible for a Reported Bias Incident at Men’s Soccer Game

    9/23/22: Department of Public Safety Working to Substantiate Anonymous Bias Report

    9/16/22: Department of Public Safety Working to Confirm Anonymous Bias Report in Day Hall

    7/14/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating Two Reported Bias Incidents

    4/11/22: Department of Public Safety Investigating Off-Campus Bias Incident

    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