Vandalism incident at Elmhurst College under investigation

Campus closed on Oct. 28, 29

Elmhurst police are investigating an incident of graffiti that was discovered in a women’s restroom stall in the campus library on Sunday, Oct. 27, after 10 p.m. Police do not believe the incident constitutes a credible threat.

However, the College takes these incidents seriously and, out of an abundance of caution, has closed the campus October 28, 29. The decision follows the separate discovery last week of graffiti in a dormitory that may or may not be related to Sunday’s incident—and which police also do not believe was a credible threat.

Because police believe that Sunday’s graffiti incident does not pose a credible threat, a campus lockdown was not initiated. Rather, closing the campus means that offices along with academic and recreational facilities are closed, and that classes (including evening classes) and events were canceled for Monday. This will allow police to conduct their investigation and the administration to work through appropriate next steps.

Residence halls remain open, but those on campus who would like an escort or additional assistance should call Campus Security. Residence Life and RAs are reaching out to residential students as well.

The College encourages anyone who may have information related to this or the other incidents on campus to contact the Office of Campus Security or the Elmhurst Police Department.