The president of Western Kentucky University is announcing several initiatives following a pair of incidents on campus involving hate speech.
Gary Ransdell told faculty and staff in an email Tuesday that the school will create a President’s Committee on Diversity and Embracement.
The group will focus on strengthening “campus civility and respect” and deal with any issues on campus involving racial intolerance.
An African-American WKU student found a racial slur carved into her car last month following a dispute over a parking space. An African-American assistant dean reported earlier this month finding three threatening messages containing racist language in her office.
Both incidents are being investigated by WKU Police.
Ransdell also said in his email that the school will increase the number of campus events it holds that center on the themes of "civility, respect, and the embracement of everyone in our campus community."
Here is the full text of Ransdell's email: