UC Santa Cruz College condemned a group of students who gathered on campus to celebrate Adolf Hitler’s birthday last month, the school said.
Akirah Bradley-Armstrong, vice president of student affairs and success at UC Santa Cruz, said in a declare.
Just over a week later, on April 28, a UC Santa Cruz student found an anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQIA+ flyer on the windshield of their car outside of campus, the school said. Akirah Bradley-Armstrong said there were “despicable and despicable” claims about the groups in the advert.
“We strongly condemn these — and all — anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQIA+ actions,” said Bradley-Armstrong.
Bradley-Armstrong said these actions violated the school’s “Community Guidelines” and were referred to “student conduct for monitoring and adjudication.”
The flyer was reported to Santa Cruz city officials, according to the school.
On March 5, UC Santa Cruz reported anti-black and anti-Semitic graffiti.
Although the school did not describe the content of the graffiti, it noted that “the spray-painted images and words are appalling and have historically been used to inspire terror as well as demeaning.” dignity and dehumanization of Negroes and Jews.”
The incident is being investigated by the UC Santa Cruz Police Department.
According to a report published in March by the Anti-Defamation League, protest incident on US university campus grew by 41% last year, with 219 incidents reported at more than 130 schools by 2022.
Stanford University was investigating an anti-Semitism case since March, when drawings of the swastika and Hitler were found outside a Jewish student’s dormitory room.