In an over-abundance of caution, the Department of Campus Safety at Concordia University Irvine issued a mass notification to the campus community on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 about campus vandalism. The purpose of the alert was, first, for the safety of our students, and second, to request any information leading to the individual/s committing the act. The subject/s etched lines with a sharp object on walls and doors across campus, including a swastika on a gym wall. No students, faculty, or staff were harmed. To date, the Department of Campus Safety has not received any further information, but will continue monitoring any developments.
Concordia University Irvine does not tolerate any form of anti-Semitism and racism. To read about Concordia’s core values, including mutual respect, visit www.cui.edu/diversity. According to Concordia President Kurt Krueger, “we respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people, acknowledging that people of every race, tribe and nation have been created by God and redeemed by Jesus Christ to live in harmony with one another. We live out this core value by supporting students from a wide variety of cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious traditions, and with differing degrees of physical and emotional abilities and needs."