An investigation is underway regarding a noose found last week on a University construction site by a contractor, according to an email sent by Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun to all students residing on campus for the summer.
The investigation is being conducted through the University’s Department of Public Safety.
The construction site is only accessible to authorized personnel, and the University engaged the construction contracting company upon learning of the incident.
While not explicitly naming where the noose was found, Calhoun’s email condemned the incident.
“Princeton vehemently deplores this appalling act of hate — the University has zero-tolerance for racist and harmful actions such as this,” she wrote. “Such actions do not represent the bedrock values shared across our community.”
In response to the incident, the University will be hosting a gathering at Firestone Plaza on June 27 at 2 p.m. alongside the NAACP of Trenton. Calhoun’s email also directed students to report any incidents of racism or hate that they witness to email@example.com or online.