In the midst of Black history Month, the white nationalist group Identity Evropa has resurfaced on the Stan State campus. In 2017, racial tensions were high at Stan State when these fliers arrived on campus in addition to the presence of Identity Evropa’s founder, Nathan Damigo on campus. Damigo has graduated since, but his message is still on campus.
Numerous fliers have been spotted on campus causing safety concerns for our campus community. Students and faculty have identified these fliers in locations such as Psychological Counseling Services, the Library and the Art Department. UPD has been contacted in regards to this matter. Posting fliers without university approval is in violation of Stan State’s posting policy and students are encouraged to contact UPD if they see these flyers.
In an email sent out on Friday by President Ellen Junn, she said, “You are encouraged not to remove posters, but to take a picture and share it with UPD.”
While Junn’s email did not directly address the White supremacist group, in her email she added, “The campus will continue to meet with students and others to provide ongoing support and information. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students is of utmost importance and our primary concern. We will continue to take action steps as appropriate.”
Students and faculty are concerned for their safety. There will be a “Teach Out” against white supremacy today in the quad at noon.