CJ Guion | Editor – In – Chief

On Monday Night around 9:10 – 9:15 PM, vandalism was found on the GLBT Center entrance and display board. The culprits that committed the crime are unknown since there are no cameras currently located in the interior of Harrelson Hall, which is the temporary home of the GLBT Center until the completion of Talley Student Center.

University police are working tirelessly to figure out who committed this crime. When and if a suspect is detained, they will more than likely be charged with vandalism and destruction of property. If the suspect is a student, they will be disciplined accordingly by the university.

Students, staff, and members of the surrounding community gathered in Harrelson Hall on Tuesday night to begin brainstorming ideas to address the issue and take a united stand against such acts.

Justine Hollingshead, the Director of the GLBT Center stated in the meeting that this is not what NC State is about and stressed that these types of actions will not be tolerated on this campus. She also said that the university and the GLBT center have received numerous emails and calls of support from neighboring universities and the surrounding community.

In the coming days, the university will be releasing an official statement regarding the incident. Currently, Chancellor Woodson is in Beijing but has been keeping a clear line of contact with other university officials regarding the incident. The university will also be taking measures to enhance security in Harrelson Hall in the coming weeks.

On Thursday afternoon, there will be a rally on the brickyard celebrating the GLBT center and offering support to those who have been affected by this unfortunate incident. All students are encouraged to attend the event.