Category: Messages to Faculty, Messages to Staff, Messages to Students, Messages to the Community

Title: Antisemitic Graffiti Found in Darnall Hall

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community:

We write today to share information regarding a disturbing report of antisemitic graffiti that we received today through Georgetown’s Bias Reporting System.

A Georgetown community member reported the presence of a swastika drawn on a wall of the second floor hallway of Darnall Hall.

The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) is investigating this incident. If anyone has information about this incident, please report it to GUPD at 202-687-4343.

We strongly condemn antisemitism in all its forms, and this act of hatred has no place in our community. We stand together with our Jewish community and its allies. We recognize the effect that this deeply troubling incident has on our community, including the impacts on individual students and employees.

Our highest priority is the safety, security and well-being of our community, and we reaffirm our long-standing commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion and interreligious understanding. We include information below about safety measures and mental and emotional well-being resources:

  • Use the LiveSafe Mobile App. LiveSafe is a personal security system that connects users with GUPD when activated during an emergency situation. The app also allows users to report suspicious activity, request a SafeRide Shuttle or personal escort, and use SafeWalk to share your location.
  • If You See Something Suspicious …Say Something. Program phone numbers for GUPD, (202) 687-4343, and Georgetown’s EMS responders, GERMS, (202) 687-4357, into your phones. If you are concerned about threatening behavior or are worried about potential violence to the university or someone at Georgetown, contact the Georgetown Threat Assessment Program.
  • Access mental and emotional well-being resources via our Every Hoya Cares online resource center.
  • Campus Ministry Chaplains and Staff and Residential Ministers are available to support students.

We encourage anyone who sees evidence of a bias or hate-motivated incident to file a report through the Bias-Related Incident Reporting form, accessible online or via the LiveSafe app, or call GUPD at 202-687-4343. Through the Bias Reporting System, Georgetown responds to, tracks and reviews bias-related incidents. Reporting incidents allows the University to quickly provide support to those impacted and hold the appropriate community members accountable for violations of University policy.


The Georgetown University Police Department