Community Safety issues a statement on hate graffiti

Samina Sami, executive director, Community Safety, sends the following message to the York University community:

We stand against all forms of hate, and anti-Semitism is not tolerated on our campuses and does not reflect our value of inclusion.

On Monday, Feb. 27, in the morning, swastika symbols and an anti-Semitic statement were found in a classroom on the Keele campus.

York Community Safety responded immediately to the report of the hate graffiti and reported it to the Toronto Police Service (TPS). The scene was secured and the areas that were defaced are being repaired. We will continue to work closely with TPS as the investigation unfolds.

We have been working proactively with Jewish students and other campus groups to support a safe and inclusive campus. The safety of our students, staff and faculty is taken seriously and we support a community where everyone can learn, work and live safely.

Anyone with information about this incident should please contact Toronto Police Services or York Security Services 416-650-8000.