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Statement Regarding Vandalism of Howard's Divine Nine Plots

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Dear Howard University Community,
The University is aware that some of the Divine Nine Greek-lettered organizational plots located on Howard’s Upper Quadrangle-Main Yard were defaced. These senseless acts of vandalism are unacceptable and contrary to the values of respect and tolerance that our institution strives to uphold. The deliberate damaging of any Howard buildings or artifacts is expressly prohibited. The individuals responsible for these acts will be dealt with accordingly.
The Divine Nine has a rich historical legacy, and many of our most esteemed alumni credit their affiliations with these organizations for empowering their success and service. These fraternities and sororities are foundational to Howard's identity as an institution of higher education. We take these acts of vandalism very seriously and thank the many individuals who have reached out to express their care and concern. Howard University Police Department has launched an investigation of the incident, and the University will address this issue promptly.
Excellence in Truth and Service,
Cynthia Evers, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs