Racist messages found on Black student’s Viterbo University dorm room door

Pictures circulating on social media show the hate messages written in Sharpie

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Viterbo University leaders are investigating racist messages that were allegedly written on a Black student’s dorm room door.

Pictures circulating on social media show the hate messages written in Sharpie.

The messages included “Get out of our school” and “You’re a bad person because you’re Black.”

Wednesday night Viterbo University addressed the incident in a Facebook post.

“Our community is saddened and frustrated by recent hate-filled incidents. We have taken active steps to identify those involved and hold them accountable. Racism and bigotry are never tolerated at Viterbo University. Any actions, beliefs, or statements that devalue, disrespect, or harm others have no place in our campus community. Viterbo stands in unity with our students of color in denouncing all forms of discrimination, prejudice, and hatred. Our first concern remains the safety and well-being of our students and employees. We are also prioritizing support for the victim of these hate-filled acts and completing a formal investigation of this crime to identify the individual or individuals responsible.”