The CU Boulder Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Engineering Center on the CU Boulder campus. In a video posted to social media, a woman is seen making racist comments toward students. CUPD is asking the public for assistance in locating her because police consider her a person of interest in this case.
She is a white female, approximately 5’3” to 5’5” tall and 130 to 140 pounds, with short blond hair. CUPD does not believe she is affiliated with CU Boulder. Police believe she is the same woman they found camping on campus last month, in violation of CU policy. If you know who she is or if you see her on campus, please call CUPD at 303-492-6666 or 911.
CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano also sent a message to the campus about the incident stating that the person who committed this racist act will be held accountable to the fullest extent possible.
CU Boulder administrators and staff also have contacted the students involved and other students impacted by the incident to discuss the university’s response and provide support as appropriate.
“I've been in this country for the past five years and have been attending this school for the past three years, and I must say this is the first time I've experienced such a thing,” said the student who was targeted in the incident. “It was obviously disturbing and uncomfortable. I would love for the school that I love so much to ensure this does not happen to any other student of color and if it happens again, the necessary actions will be taken.”
Members of the campus community in need of support are encouraged to access the following resources.