Racial slurs in Allison Hall
Email sent to Allison Hall student residents, Sept. 27
Allison Hall Residents,
CSUPD was called to Allison Hall yesterday when racial slurs were being yelled by two residents and were heard by bystanders. The students responsible have been identified.
Sadly, incidents like this are on the rise on our campus and other campuses, K-12 schools, and cities across the country. University Housing has chosen to share this incident with the Allison community not to pile on during a very difficult time on our campus; rather to call out this behavior and make it clear that it is not OK at CSU. As President McConnell shared at the Fall Address last week, our Principles of Community can guide us to do the hard work to face these incidents head on to create a more inclusive campus.
While we cannot prevent members of our campus community posting racist material on social media, vandalizing university property with symbols of hate, or saying hateful things, we can come together to take individual and collective action to change our culture and we are determined to do that.
Next week, University Housing will be relaunching our No Place 4 H8 campaign and we will be sharing a number of actions students and University Housing can take to make a difference. We will also be providing an opportunity for all of you to share your ideas for how we can lead change in our halls, apartments, and dining centers as one part of a much larger university initiative.
As we turn our attention to action it is also important to pay attention to self care to ensure that members of our campus community feel supported. We know that this incident and others on campus are negatively impacting members of our community and I encourage you to reach out to the following resources if you need support:
- Student Case Management – 970-491-8051
- Student Diversity Programs and Services offices:
- CSU Health Network counseling services, 970-491-6053 (during business hours); (970) 491-7111 for 24/7 and after hours assistance.
- CSU Health Network spiritual care, 970-491-7121
- Hillel – 970-224-4246
- Jewish CSU (Chabad of Northern Colorado) – 970-407-1613
- If you are concerned about safety or mental health – your own or someone else’s – report at tellsomeone.colostate.edu.
If you have any questions or concerns please respond to this email or contact me individually.
University Housing staff are here to support you in any way we can,
Helena Gardner, Director of University Housing