Penn State police investigate ethnic intimidation incident

An ethnic intimidation incident is prompting Penn State police to investigate.

According to university police, sometime between 1:55 and 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, a piece of paper with “obscene and offensive language” was taped to a student’s door on the second floor of Geary Hall in the East Halls dorms on campus.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 863-1111 or to submit a tip through Centre County Crimestoppers at A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the department’s website at

Police also reminded students and others to report any suspicious actions, and that “acts of hate and intolerance are not acceptable and should be reported and investigated immediately.”