Akron University sends this Message only to African-American Males!


One of my young guys just sent this to me! There’s a number at the bottom that I’m asking everyone to call and demand a response to this email sent only to African-American Male Students!

As you may be aware, a series of robberies have occurred around campus over the last few weeks particularly on the south and east ends of campus. Although, most of these crimes have not been committed by Univer…sity of Akron students, the primary suspects have been African American Males between the ages of 18-23.

Your safety as well as the safety of all UA students is of utmost concern. As a result of these robberies, The University of Akron Police Department is actively addressing this issue and working to make the campus and the surrounding areas safe for all students.

Furthermore, as African American Male students, it is critical to ensure you that you are not a target based on race and gender. However, to ensure your safety, I advise you to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

In the event that you are stopped by the police, here are a few tips to follow:

Cooperate fully with questions

Identify yourself as a UA student and please carry identification with you at all times

Even if you are angered, refrain from using profanity as you could be charged with disorderly conduct

Do not run from the police as you could be charged with a crime

However, in the event that you believe you have been treated unfairly or in an inappropriate manner, please call (330) 330-972-2911 to make a formal complaint or feel free to contact my office at (330) 972-8289.

Please know that your safety is our ultimate concern.


Fedearia A. Nicholson

Director of Multicultural Development

The University of Akron

370 E. Thorton st

Akron, OH 44311


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