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Crime Alert 16-13

Dear Members of the UI community,

Early this morning the University of Iowa Housing & Dining staff was notified of a racist remark written on a student's door at Burge Residence Hall. They immediately notified UI Police and an investigation is underway.

If anyone has any information relating to this incident, please contact the University of Iowa Police Department at (319) 335-5022. If the individual(s) responsible are identified, appropriate actions will be taken.

Hate speech does not reflect the values of our institution and will not be tolerated. We are a caring community that values compassion, inclusion, respect, and dignity. This is a time to come together in support of one another, remaining respectful in dialogue across our differences.

The community is invited to join in fellowship at the Center for Diversity and Enrichment in 24 Phillips Hall until 5pm and the West-side Cultural Houses after 2pm.

We encourage students, faculty and staff who may be in distress to reach out if they need assistance. You can find a list of resources on the university's Safety and Support resources website (http://www.uiowa.edu/homepage/safety-and-support) or by calling these offices:

University Housing & Dining Embedded Counselor, Patrick Galligan 319-335-7294
University Counseling Services (319-335-7294)
Center for Diversity and Enrichment (319-335-3555)
Student Care and Assistance (319-335-1162)
Women's Resource and Action Center (319-335-1486)
Office of the Ombudsperson (319-335-3608)
Office for Graduate Inclusion (319-335-2147)
UI Employee Assistance Program (319-335-2085)

Sincerely,

Bruce Harreld, President

P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost
Georgina Dodge, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President
Tom Rocklin, Vice President for Student Life
Scott Beckner, Assistant Vice President and Director of Public Safety
Lyn Redington, Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President
Thomas Vaughn, Faculty Senate President
Erin Brothers, Staff Council President
Rachel Zuckerman, UISG President
Lauren Freeman, UISG Vice President
Joshua Schoenfeld, GPSG President
Jasmine Mangrum, GPSG