From February 19, 2020:
Earlier today, EIU was made aware of offensive materials left around campus espousing white supremacy and promoting its affiliate organizations.
As President of EIU, I intensely condemn these materials of hatred and propaganda. These materials have no place on our campus, and wholly contradict the university’s commitments to its core values of diversity, inclusivity and equity.
As these materials were found, they were immediately removed and the location was forwarded to the University Police Department. We ask that you also report any similar material you may find on campus to the UPD at (217) 581-3213. If we are able to identify those responsible, the university will pursue these matters to the fullest extent provided by Illinois law and by university policy.
EIU leaders will continue to work alongside all members of our campus to vigorously confront these challenges and foster a true sense of inclusion and community for all.
David M. Glassman