Oxford, OH – Miami University announced today it has found drawings of swastikas and antisemitic posters on campus. The Miami University Police Department is currently investigating both incidents.
The swastikas were drawn in permanent ink and found in the third floor bathroom of Miami’s psychology building, according to an email sent Thursday afternoon by Jay Smart, interim chair of the psychology department.
“I am writing to reassure and remind you that ‘messages’ of this type have no place in our building and do not reflect the values, principles, or beliefs of the department and its members,” Smart wrote in the email. “While we are removing these symbols, we also wanted to remind you that hateful language towards any of us, impacts all of us.”
The posters were found on Oxford’s campus in multiple locations. According to a news bulletin posted by the university to its students, the posters were subsequently taken down and reported to local and federal authorities.
“Antisemitism in any form is unacceptable,” the university wrote in a myMiami announcement. “There is more work to be done to address antisemitism, and all forms of bias and racism, and we will continue to educate our community to promote a culture of inclusion and respect, as we continuously seek changes to ensure that we are true to this mission.”