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CCSU officials alert school community after Muslim student was harassed

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -

Officials from Central Connecticut State University notified students on Wednesday that a Muslim student was verbally harassed.

Campus police and the Office of Diversity and Equity are investigating the incident.

In an email, CCSU President Jack Miller said “such harassment is totally unacceptable and contrary to everything that we as a university stand for. We are a community dedicated to learning. We are welcoming and supportive of all who work and study here.”

"It's sad, this is our home, this is our school. It's another student, it's somebody in the student body and it affects not just one of us but all of this," said Katharine Marlow.  

Miller continued to say that Muslim colleagues and students should be embraced at a time when “anti-Muslim rhetoric has become so loud and pernicious in our country.”

Students on campus told Eyewitness News that they feel the school is a welcoming place.

"The staff and the students are very nice. If you ever need help, the faculty always helps you, and I've never come across a student that was rude," said Ewa Kotlewska.

Miller continued to say in the statement "We have worked together to make our community genuinely welcoming, and I am proud of our accomplishment. I invite you all to continue to live that ideal by treating everyone with civility, respect, and care."

Any students or staff experience or see any kind of harassment should contact campus police (860-832-2375), the Office of Diversity & Equity (860-832-1653), or Student Affairs (860-832-1601).

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