University of Dayton

Flyers from a white nationalist group were posted at the University of Dayton, according to Rodney Chatman, executive director of public safety and chief of police at the private Roman Catholic university.

“There is no indication anyone in our campus community is responsible for posting these signs,” Chatman wrote in an Oct. 1 email. “Unfortunately, a disturbing trend across the country is that such groups target college campuses with their messages. Our law enforcement partners have confirmed these fliers have been reported on a number of Ohio campuses. No physical demonstrations, vandalism or other criminal activities by the hate groups have been reported; so far, their activism has been limited to the distribution of racist and other discriminatory propaganda on college campuses and in various communities.”

Chatman encouraged students and staff to reach out for help if they felt targeted or disturbed.

“The University of Dayton denounces the hate-related messages from these groups,” Chatman wrote. “They have no place in our community, and we ask for your support in resisting them.”

Flyers were posted on campus in April as well, according to the Flyer, the University of Dayton’s student newspaper.

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