The graffiti included spray-painted stencils of the words, “Patriot Front,” and was found on ‘Housing Rock,’ a public space on campus which is used for promoting school spirit and painting positive images, according to Atley Smedley, Public Relations Specialist for NKU.
Smedley said the graffiti was discovered at 2:39 a.m. on April 2nd by a member of the university community, which was then reported to the university police. The university has not yet identified any suspects involved in the vandalism and is still investigating, according to Smedley.
Vaidya said the university will conduct a full investigation and increase nightly police patrols following the new graffiti.
“This latest act of vandalism is contrary to our core values and our commitment to fostering a more equitable, inclusive environment in which everyone is valued and free from discrimination of any kind,” Vaidya said.
This is the second time ‘Housing Rock’ at NKU has been vandalized. NKU also discovered similar graffiti relating to “Patriot Front” in January, according to a statement from the university.