Gonzaga University officials respond to hate crime against Black Student Union

Gonzaga University Campus

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University has released a statement of solidarity with its black students, in reaction to anonymous harassment during a Zoom meeting for the Black Student Union.

According to the university, the uninvited attendees directed racist and homophobic slurs at black students.

In a letter addressed to members of the Gonzaga Community, university President Thayne McCulloh and other top school officials said an investigation has begun, and if any members of the Gonzaga community are identified as responsible, the consequences will be “severe.”

“We are deeply frustrated by, and sorry for, the hurt and harm this incident has caused and unequivocally condemn this disgusting and dehumanizing behavior, which is absolutely contrary to our values and intolerable to us at Gonzaga University,” the letter said.

Read the full letter here.