This morning, we received a report that two symbols of hate, racism and antisemitism, the letters KKK and a swastika, were stomped into the snow on the Luther football field. After Campus Safety and Security gathered photos and information, Facilities Services staff removed the imprints and the Decorah Police were notified.
Campus Safety and Security is actively investigating the incident and asks that you contact them with any related information. In addition, if you discover any related symbols or incidents, please contact Security immediately at (563) 387-2111.I condemn cowardly and hateful acts like these. Such acts cause harm and pain to our community members, and they are antithetical to our core Luther values. The Luther community rejects the behaviors and intentions evident in this incident.
I invite you to join us on the football field at 6 p.m. for a community call to solidarity against racism, antisemitism and hatred. We stand together in our commitment to reject such reprehensible acts and to speak out against them with a clear and unified voice.
Following the gathering on the field, we will hold a time for community dialogue in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at 6:30 p.m.If you would like support this afternoon, staff will be available in the Diversity Center beginning at 1 p.m.