"Hate graffiti" found in UoGuelph residence

September 20, 2012

The University of Guelph is dealing with an incident termed "hate graffiti" by UoGuelph president Alastair Summerlee. "I am deeply saddened to report to our community that over the weekend an incident of hate graffiti was found in one of our student residences," says Summerlee in a campus-wide e-bulletin distributed Wednesday. "Unfortunately, this is an occurrence that happens every year especially at the beginning of the semester. Usually there are a small number of incidences like these but any expression of hatred is unacceptable." The graffiti was scribbled on a common area in a dormitory and found Monday evening. It has already been removed. There were 16 episodes of graffiti in the previous year, with the offending message removed each time. Guelph Mercury