William & Mary

Incident on campus

Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler sent the following message to the campus community Nov. 2, 2017 - Ed.

Dear William & Mary Community,

I wanted to share information about an incident that you will likely see in the news today.

Early this morning, William & Mary Police (WMPD) discovered that nearly all of our fraternity houses on Ukrop Way, as well as the fraternity/sorority community building, had been vandalized. Graffiti on the buildings included “rape” and “rapists” spray painted on the brick exteriors. The buildings have since been cleaned and WMPD is conducting a full investigation. To be clear, damage to or destruction of property, particularly graffiti on our buildings, is never an acceptable form of expression and won’t be tolerated.

Sexual violence and rape are serious issues on college campuses, including ours. While we have made progress at William & Mary, our efforts to educate about, prevent, and respond to sexual violence must and do continue in earnest. Defacing property and unfairly labeling an entire segment of our community is neither an effective nor acceptable way to advance that cause. 

For resources, support or information on how to report any form of sexual violence, please visit www.wm.edu/sexualviolence. If you have any information on this incident, please contact William & Mary Police at 757-221-4596.

Ginger Ambler

Virginia Miller Ambler ‘88, Ph.D. ‘06

Vice President for Student Affairs