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

Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety today announced it has identified an individual responsible for a reported bias incident at a men’s soccer game on Friday, Oct. 7. The individual was overheard yelling “you should speak English” to our visitors with the opposing team.

Upon receiving the report, DPS began an immediate investigation. Multiple interviews were conducted, and as a result the individual was identified as a Syracuse University student.  The case has been referred to the Office of Community Standards.

“I am grateful for the community member who reported the incident, and proud of the quick action that resulted in identifying the responsible individual,” says Craig Stone, DPS chief and associate vice president. “At the same time, I am disappointed by this conduct and regret that these spectators were the targets of this behavior.”

We understand that incidents of this nature can have a great impact on those affected. If you or someone you know has been affected by a bias incident, the following resources are available: