June 02, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents, and Friends:

Numerous sources have provided Susquehanna University with a video that is reported to contain the off-camera voice of an admitted student uttering a reprehensible statement, including a racial slur and threatening language.

We appreciate the concerns expressed by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends, as well as the support you share for the values of the Susquehanna community in condemning such conduct.

The Divisions of Student Life and Enrollment, in collaboration with several offices, immediately began an investigation into the allegations. The University will take action with respect to the individual involved, as appropriate based on the findings of the investigation. We will not perpetuate the hateful message depicted on the recording by publishing its content.


Susan Little Lantz, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Life
Susquehanna University
514 University Avenue | Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164
570-372-4415 | vpsl@susqu.edu