Racially offensive sign allegedly posted above water fountain on UNCC campus

- Officials at UNC-Charlotte say they are looking into a racially offensive sign that was allegedly placed above a water fountain on campus.

A FOX 46 Charlotte viewer sent in a photo of the sign, which reads "COLORED." Campus officials say the investigation began after that image was posted to Snapchat.

"While the image provides no clear indication of the sign's location, some comments have indicated that it had been placed on campus," UNC-Charlotte released in a statement to students.

Campus officials said all university buildings were canvassed and security footage was being reviewed in an effort to identify the person or persons who put up the sign. The University has determined that the offensive sign was photographed in a setting, near a water fountain, that matches one in Holshouser Hall.

University staff members say they will meet this evening with residents of Holshouser "in order to assess the situation and discuss moving forward as a community."

"UNC Charlotte values a culture of inclusion, and one in which there is no room for expressions of racism," campus officials said in a statement to FOX 46.

Anyone with information about the sign should call the UNC-Charlotte Police and Public Safety Department via the LiveSafe app, or by calling 704-687-8300.

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