Earlier today, Humboldt State University sent an email to students and staff to announce that it was investigating student involvement in a widely circulated racist video that had caused outrage on social media. 

This evening, in another email announcement, the university announced that two students would face consequences as a result. Read HSU’s announcement below:

Dear HSU Community,

Two Humboldt State University students have been suspended from their respective athletic and fraternal campus organizations pending a current student-conduct investigation regarding racist posts that were recently discovered on social media.

As we indicated earlier today, the HSU administration takes these behaviors seriously and we have immediately begun a student-conduct review, but must continue to adhere to FERPA student-privacy laws. It is important that our campus community is aware we will hold our students accountable pending results of the investigation and within the scope of the code of student conduct.

Please know, due to privacy rules, the final outcomes of the investigation and the names of the students involved cannot be released.