As Slurs and Offenses Multiply, Colleges Scramble to Respond

As Students Speak Out About Bias on Campus, Colleges Scramble to Respond 1

The Etownian

Diane Elliott, director of diversity at Elizabethtown College, spoke at a campus forum on intolerance in April.

On a whiteboard on Stephen Boyhont's dorm-room door at Elizabethtown College, somebody scrawled "fag." At the University of Texas at Austin, Taylor Carr was the target of racial slurs and balloons that appeared to be full of bleach. Danny Valdes encountered what he describes as "intense transphobia" at Dartmouth College, both on campus and online.

Reports of such incidents arise each semester at colleges around the country: Somebody discovers discriminatory graffiti or vandalism of a