Marquette releases update on racist graffiti incident

Marquette University’s statement on their instagram story posted on Monday.

Racist graffiti drawn on Marquette Universitys campus sidewalk Sept. 26 was removed, but it reappeared yesterday. However, Marquette University cannot confirm that this is a new incident, as something may have caused the substance to reactivate.

Marquette University released a statement Monday morning on their Instagram Story.

“The reappeared graffiti has been removed and The Marquette University Police Department is investigating the type of substance that many have been used to cause the graffiti to reappear after removal,” Marquette University wrote in a statement.

The university said MUPD is adding a surveillance camera to the area where this crime was committed and is working alongside businesses in the area to look over their surveillance footage to search for the perpetrator.

“If the perpetrator is found to be from our community, the university will swiftly activate its protocols for conduct and accountability,” Marquette University wrote in the statement.

The university said senior leaders from Marquette have met with students of color and other students last week to discuss the incident. They also said they’ve met with other organizations throughout campus such as the Office of Institutional Inclusion and Diversity and Campus Ministry and are planning on staying in contact with them throughout the investigation.

If students need support, the university said that the Marquette Counseling Center is a resource they should utilize. The university urges students to lean on one another, and not let this incident stop the campus from creating a positive dialogue.

At this time, MUPD has not released information regarding who is responsible.

This story was written by Sophia Tiedge. She can be reached at [email protected].

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