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Swastikas scribbled inside a Cleveland State University campus building

Swastika found on CSU campus. (Source: Cleveland State University) Swastika found on CSU campus. (Source: Cleveland State University)
Someone scribbled a swastika on CSU campus. (Source: Cleveland State University) Someone scribbled a swastika on CSU campus. (Source: Cleveland State University)
Swastika found in hallway on CSU campus. (Source: Cleveland State University) Swastika found in hallway on CSU campus. (Source: Cleveland State University)
Another swastika found. (Source: Cleveland State University) Another swastika found. (Source: Cleveland State University)
World map defaced. (Source: Cleveland State University) World map defaced. (Source: Cleveland State University)

A Cleveland State University student headed to class last month found several swastikas drawn in different places on campus.

According to the police report the drawings were on the fourth floor of the university's Main Classroom building.

The world map on the first floor was also defaced.

CSU is investigating and released the following statement:   

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Cleveland State University is the incredible diversity among our student body, faculty and administration and the way these diverse groups have respectfully interacted and learned from each other. This ethic of tolerance and respect was breached with the discovery of hateful graffiti on the first and fourth floors of the Main Classroom building.

Behavior like this seriously diminishes a learning environment and a campus community that is a source of pride. Cleveland State University Police are investigating this matter as a hate crime and will take appropriate measures to hold individuals accountable and to prevent further incidents. If you have any information regarding this matter, please contact CSU Police at 216-687-2020.

As members of the CSU community, each of us has an individual responsibility to promote a culture that is based on respect, civility, diversity and inclusion.

Sincerely,
Ronald M. Berkman
President
Cleveland State University

If you have any information concerning this incident give campus police a call.

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