The following statement was issued by the College on June 4:
On June 3, Lyon College was notified of a video circulating that allegedly showed a prospective student using inappropriate and racist language.
The College has zero tolerance for this behavior, and it violates the College’s discrimination and harassment clause in the student handbook. At this time, the College is conducting an internal investigation. For legal and privacy reasons, we cannot share further details at this time.
The College is an inclusive residential community that strongly protects each member’s right to learn, teach, and grow without facing intolerance and injustice. We will continue to ensure that our students and college community feel safe by fostering an inclusive and respectful learning environment.
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