Upon receiving this report, DPS officers visited the Sheraton, speaking with every student that lives on the floor. DPS has also reviewed camera footage in the area as well as other electronic data. At this time, the investigation has been unable to substantiate that the incident occurred as no individuals have shared first-hand accounts. Still, the University takes all reported bias incidents seriously and investigates each complaint fully.
“Our investigations team has spoken with students who live on the floor,” says Craig Stone, DPS chief and associate vice president. “Unfortunately, no students with whom we spoke report hearing or observing the alleged incident. If you, or anyone you know, witnessed this behavior, we ask that you reach out to us right away. Without a witness or victim, reaching a resolution can be especially difficult.”
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:
- Support services are available at the Barnes Center at The Arch by calling 315.443.8000.
- To report a bias incident or to receive support, visit the Stop Bias website or call 315.443.3514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Additional resources are available by contacting the following:
- Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services: 315.443.4018, EqualOpp@syr.edu
- Center for International Services: 315.443.2457, email@example.com
- Student Outreach and Retention – Support Services: 315.443.4357, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Multicultural Affairs: 315.443.0228, email@example.com
- Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life: 315.422.5082, firstname.lastname@example.org
- LGBTQ Resource Center: 315.443.0228, email@example.com
- Disability Cultural Center: 315.443.0228, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hendricks Chapel: 315.443.2901, email@example.com