Public Safety Notice - Columbus

Dear Ohio State Community Member:

You are receiving this notice because a hate crime has occurred that is considered to be of a concern and/or a continuing threat to the campus community.

The purpose of this message is to heighten your safety awareness by providing community members with information necessary to take appropriate precautions, enable you to take actions to help increase your safety, and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

Public Safety Notice For: 
Campus Area, Off Campus, Residence Halls
Monday, April 16, 2012
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred off campus

The Clery Act defines a hate crime as a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated in whole or part by the offenders bias. On April 16, 2012 University Police became aware of two hate crimes, one on campus and one off campus. University Police were notified that a racial slur was painted on the side of a dumpster located in Pearl Alley on the north side of E.13th Avenue. This crime occurred in a student residential area (off campus) in the City of Columbus. We are working with the City of Columbus Division of Police to address this issue. The second incident occurred in a South residence hall. Racial and religious slurs were written on a residence hall door. This incident is being investigated by University Police.

Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact either the University Police, 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police, 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.

For information about safety on Ohio State's campus visit the following links:

For information about crime off campus, review the Columbus Police website at Helpful links are listed as: Crime Information, Crime Prevention, Offense Reports, and Media Releases.

This Public Safety Notice is issued in compliance with the "Timely Warning" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 34 CFR 668.46(e)