The Kansas State Office of Institutional Equity received notification of a noose hanging from an on-campus tree today, according to a K-State Today special alert, which was sent to all students at 11:02 a.m.
The noose was removed from the tree and the K-State Police Department is investigating. The department asks anyone with information to call 785-532-6412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The reason for the noose is unknown, but Kansas State University reminds K-Staters about the Principles of Community,” the release states. “We stand united against all forms of discrimination.”
Today is the last day of “dead week” at K-State, or the week before final exams.
“This is a stressful time of year and anyone who has concerns should contact Counseling Services at 785-532-6977, email@example.com; the Office of Student Life, 785-532-6432, firstname.lastname@example.org; the Office of Institutional Equity at 785-532-6220, email@example.com; or the Office of Diversity, 785-532-6276, firstname.lastname@example.org,” the release states.