NIU Removes Hate Group Posters Found On Campus
Northern Illinois University officials are in the process of removing hate group posters that were found on it's DeKalb campus.
The posters are from a white supremacist group "Identity Evropa."
A statement was published by NIU acting President Dr. Lisa Freeman on Tuesday. Freeman said that NIU's Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion received reports of flyers, stickers and cards distributed throughout our campus, which are in violation of NIU's posting policies.
Upon further review, we believe an organization outside our institution, identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, is circulating these materials at NIU as well as other college campuses nationwide. This has understandably caused concerns among our students, faculty and staff as hatred is not something that aligns with the principles of NIU.
The Daily Chronicle reported that “Identity Evropa” posters were located at two NIU buildings:
- Barsema Hall
- Swen Parson Hall
These materials are being removed as they are found.