GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles condemned hate messages that were allegedly sent to multiple students.
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Battles sent the following message to students and staff:
“To the SUNY Geneseo community:
‘It has come to our attention that a number of Geneseo students have received offensive text and voicemail messages. These reported activities, which reference race and religion of the recipients, are similar to those being sent to students on many other college campuses around the country.
‘We consider these senseless and hurtful acts to be extremely repugnant. All of the reported incidents at Geneseo have been directed to University Police, who with State Police, are conducting a vigorous investigation.
‘Members of the campus community with any information about these incidents should contact University Police at 585-245-5222 or 585-245-5651.
‘We at Geneseo know who are, and we stand in solidarity against racism and bigotry, and in support of one another. We know the strength of this community is derived from both our diversity and unity. I invite you to join me tomorrow at our Campus Convening where we can show our solidarity and reaffirm our commitment to one another and to this community.”
On Saturday, a Resident Assistant discovered a spraypainted swastika and the word ‘Trump’ inside a residence hall. SUNY Geneseo Police and the New York State Police are investigating that incident.