Hate crime on campus

Butte Hall tagged with racist and homophobic graffiti

Chico State appears to have been the site of a hate crime over the weekend, now under investigation by the University Police Department.

Butte Hall was tagged with “racist and homophobic graffiti” sometime between 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (April 6) and 10:30 a.m. Sunday (April 7), according to a UPD bulletin provided to the CN&R.

A UPD email to students in light of the incident reads: “The University celebrates the diversity of its staff and faculty. Threats, graffiti and vandalism targeting specific groups fly in the face of university values and highlight the importance of our diversity work.”

No suspects have been identified. Those with information should call UPD at 898-5555.