BELOIT, Wis. – On Monday, Wisconsin’s Beloit College revealed that two students were the target of hate crimes on the weekend.
According to the institution’s spokeswoman Whitney Helm, an anti-Semitic note was slipped under a student’s door in a residence hall on Friday and an anti-Muslim threat was spray-painted Monday on the second student's door. There was also an offensive symbol spray-painted on a nearby wall.
Beloit police said the department is investigating the three possible hate crimes, but did not release any information.
The college added more security staff after the first case and added restrictions to accessing the residence hall. More cameras are also being installed.
"Beloit College continues to actively pursue inclusivity and anti-racist goals to make sure that all members of our community are safe and their voices are heard," Beloit College said in a statement Monday. "Behavior like this does not define Beloit. It is completely antithetical to all the Beloit community stands for and will not be tolerated."