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Campus Alert

Hate Crime/Bias Incident

December 18, 2018 2:01 PM

UMBC tracks, investigates, and reports hate-bias incidents on our campus. Hate-bias incidents are acts that could be interpreted as expressions of hate or bias against a particular group or individual because of their membership, perceived or actual, in that group. These acts may range from those considered to be offensive to acts that threaten or cause physical harm. Such incidents are inconsistent with UMBC values, including our community’s respect for diversity and inclusion. We believe it is important to alert our campus community about these divisive and hurtful occurrences. 

[Based on Recent Report of Offensive symbols on a bulletin board at Harbor Hall]


Incident:  Offensive symbols drawn on bulletin board

Location:  Ground Floor of Harbor Hall

Date/Time:  12/17/18, 5:40p.m.

Incident Description:  A student observed anti-Semitic symbols drawn in yellow highlighter over bulletin board postings.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the UMBC Police at 410-455-5555.

UMBC students, faculty, staff members or visitors who choose to violate relevant policies and laws are solely responsible for their actions. University authorities will make every effort to sanction individuals who violate those policies and laws. Please be aware that the decision to violate these policies and laws may endanger your academic success and personal freedom.

Safety Tips

The UMBC police provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort please call 410-455-5555. If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 410-455-5555

Paul Dillon

Chief of Police