AMHERST, NY-- Two students from Daemen College have been placed on interim suspension following an incident on campus Monday night.
According to a letter sent to students, staff and faculty by the college president, Gary A. Olson, a group of six Daemen Students were studying in Canavan Hall when one of the students dressed up in a Greek goddess costume that another student had. Officials say at some point, the student put on what appeared to be a white hood of some sort, giving the impression of a KKK outfit.
It's alleged the student then went down the hall and knocked on another student's door.
"I find it unacceptable that at this institution, and in this day and age, people would knowingly wear an outfit that symbolizes hatred and violence and to assume that this is an acceptable "joke," said Dr. Olson in his letter. "To be clear, it is not a joke, and it is against the policies outlined in the Daemen College Student Code of Conduct"
The student, along with another student accused of helping dress him, have been placed on interim suspension. The incident is being investigated by the student affairs team and will determine final sanctions based on the student handbook.
Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs has reached out to students and says they are available for support.