GENESEO — Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a state investigation into offensive graffiti, which included ‘Trump’ on a wall and a swastika.
The graffiti was discovered by a resident assistant in Nassau Hall on November 11. University Police were immediately alerted and the graffiti was removed.
According to our news affiliate News10NBC Governor Andrew Cuomo has has ordered a state investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call SUNY Geneseo University Police at (585) 245-5651.
SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles issued this statement to the Students and Staff of SUNY Geneseo:
To the Geneseo Community:
Yesterday, we learned that a swastika and the word “Trump” had been written on a wall in Nassau Hall. On behalf of our community, I strongly condemn such a thoughtless act, which runs completely counter to the values and welcoming environment of our inclusive community.
The graffiti has been removed and the New York State Police in collaboration with Geneseo’s University Police Department are undertaking a full and immediate investigation. If you have any information about the individuals who may have perpetrated this act, please contact University Police at 585-245-5222.
As I did earlier this week, I would like to remind us of the values that draw us together and call on all members of our community to share responsibility for the ongoing work of continually recreating a sense of inclusion, belonging and empowerment.
Denise A. Battles