Bias Incident Investigation Tracker

Reported OnCommunicated OnLocationDetailsStatus
November 13, 2019November 14, 2019Physics BuildingGraffiti using language that is derogatory to Asian individuals and vandalism were discovered in a bathroom stall in the Physics Building. Closed - Graffiti determined to be dated
November 14, 2019November 14, 2019Day HallGraffiti that maligns the Asian community was discovered on the third floor of Day Hall.Open - No investigative update
November 16, 2019November 16, 2019Haven HallGraffiti contained racist language that is derogatory to Asian individuals.Open - No investigative update
November 16, 2019November 16, 2019Sadler HallA student was loudly yelling a racial epithet that is derogatory to African Americans.Open - No investigative update
November 16, 2019November 16, 2019Haven HallAnti-Semitic graffiti depicting a swastika was discovered.Open - No investigative update
November 16, 2019November 16, 2019College PlaceAn African American female reported being verbally harassed by a large group of individuals who reportedly were yelling the “N-word” as she walked by.Closed - Referral to OJA
November 18, 2019November 18, 2019Day HallRacist graffiti using language that is derogatory to African Americans on the 5th floor in Day Hall.Open - No investigative update
November 19, 2019November 19, 2019Online Post/Bird LibraryA document purported to be a white supremacist manifesto being posted in an online forum and allegedly “air dropped” to several cell phones of individuals sitting at Bird Library.Turned over to SPD - No investigative leads at this time
November 19, 2019November 20, 2019Fayetteville, NYA faculty member reported a bias-related email delivered to her syr.edu account. The content contained anti-Semitic language and was threatening in nature.Turned over to SPD and Manlius PD - No investigative update
November 19, 2019November 21, 2019Comstock Art facilityGraffiti was found containing racist language that is derogatory to Asians.Open - No investigative update
November 20, 2019November 21, 2019Flint HallA post-it note was found with anti-Native American language found on the 1st floor. Open - No investigative update
November 20, 2019November 21, 2019Day HallRacist graffiti using language derogatory to African Americans found on the 6th floor.Open - No investigative update
November 20, 2019November 21, 2019Day HallRacist graffiti using language derogatory to African Americans found on the 5th floor.Open - No investigative update
November 20, 2019November 21, 2019Irving Garage/Bird LibraryFour incidents of graffiti in and around the Irving Garage and Bird Library.Arrest - Closed by SPD
November 26, 2019November 29, 2019Mail A suspicious communication directed to a Syracuse University student organization that SPD has determined posed no physical threat to the campus community.Turned over to SPD - No investigative leads at this time
November 27, 2019n/aDay HallGraffiti found on the fourth floor of Day Hall that contained racist language derogatory to African Americans.Open - All leads have been exhausted
December 4, 2019December 8, 2019Euclid Avenue, near Ostrom AvenueA Latino male and female reported being verbally harassed by an individual driving on Euclid Avenue who reportedly yelled a racist comment out the window.Open - No investigative update
December 14, 2019December 16, 2019727 S Crouse AveA Syracuse University student reported he was outside a local bar when he was harassed and assaulted by an individual who reportedly called him a homophobic slur. Turned over to SPD - No investigative leads at this time
January 21, 2020January 22, 2020Bird LibraryAnti-Semitic graffiti depicting a swastika on a table in the lower level of Bird Library.Closed - Referral to OSRR
January 24, 2020January 26, 2020Marshall Square MallAnti-Semitic graffiti depicting a swastika in a bathroom stall of the men’s room on the second floor of Marshall Square Mall. Open - No investigative update
January 28, 2020January 30, 2020Day HallRacist graffiti using language that is derogatory to African Americans and Asian individuals on the backside of a vending machine.Open - No investigative update
January 30, 2020January 30, 2020Comstock Ave / Stratford StAn Asian American Syracuse University student reported being verbally harassed by individuals in a vehicle driving by.Closed - Unfounded
February 2, 2020February 3, 2020Day HallRacist graffiti using language that is derogatory to African Americans in the stairway of Day Hall. Open - No investigative update
February 8, 2020February 8, 2020University PlaceTwo students reported being called a racial slur by a driver yelling out the window of their vehicle.Open - No investigative update
February 20, 2020February 21, 2020Day HallHomophobic graffiti in a restroom on the fourth floor of Day Hall.Open - No investigative update
February 22, 2020February 24, 2020ElectronicA screenshot that was sent to a student via cell phone containing racist comments about African Americans.Closed - Unfounded
March 7, 2020March 7, 2020Bird LibraryA flyer providing guidance about how individuals can prevent the spread of coronavirus was vandalized with racist innuendo. The flyer, which was posted in Bird Library, includes a tip to avoid being around people who are sick. Next to this tip, the vandal wrote the word “Chinese.” Open - No investigative update
May 1, 2020May 1, 2020ElectronicGreek life social media website containing bias comments about African Americans, Catholics and Hispanics.Open - No investigative update