UNH Statement on Racial Incident

Friday, March 15, 2019

The University of New Hampshire was made aware of an incident that occurred last weekend at a jazz festival on campus. Upon learning that students from one of the participating schools had received racist images on their smartphones via AirDrop, the university immediately launched an investigation to determine who was responsible. After an extensive investigation by the UNH Police Department in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, it was determined that the responsible individual was not a member of the UNH community. An out-of-state juvenile from a New England high school was identified as the one responsible. This is not a criminal case. The two affected schools are in contact about how best to address the incident through education and awareness.

Racism has no place on our campus or in our society. It goes against all of our values as a community and it will not be tolerated.

Erika Mantz
Executive Director, UNH Media Relations