Statement Regarding Racist Graffiti

The University of Alabama police department was notified Saturday morning about racist graffiti written on a student’s door in a campus residence hall. UAPD has an active investigation into the incident and will do all it can to identify any suspects.

To be clear: there is no place at UA for racism or bigoted behavior. It is reprehensible and unacceptable. We have reached out to the student and taken steps to ensure his personal safety and sense of belonging to campus. It is disappointing there is someone among us whose behavior does not reflect the University’s core values and violates our Capstone Creed.

Anyone with any information about this intolerable act should report it to UAPD at 205-348-5454.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.