SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego State University confirmed Thursday the posting of white nationalist fliers and stickers on campus just as students moved into campus housing.
The material from what SDSU officials called a known hate group were posted at various campus locations, including the Women’s Resource Center and Pride Center. Staff members immediately reported the fliers.
“While free speech is constitutionally protected, for this particular matter, the fliers violated San Diego State University’s Buildings and Grounds policy and are being removed,” said campus officials.
10News learned the stickers did not have the traditional images associated with the hate groups and was likely meant to fly under the radar.
The university said it denounces white nationalist hate groups and any action serving to incite hatred or intolerance.
“As a community that deeply values and respects diversity and inclusion, we reject the hatred and intolerance these fliers and stickers attempted to promote. This is particularly appalling as it appears timed with our welcoming of new students and employees to our campus. It is important, then, that we take this time to remind our campus community of existing initiatives, programs and support offered,” said SDSU officials.
Anyone with information about suspicious activity was asked to contact University Police at 619-594-1991 or report tips anonymously by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDSU also offers counseling support for students and employees through its Counseling and Psychological Services and Employee Assistance Programs.