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Pride Center Vandalism

Early Monday morning, an unidentified person vandalized a rainbow flag on the lawn of the Pride Center and left a vile, hateful note directed toward members of our LGBTQIA+ community.

I find these acts abhorrent, and they are inconsistent with the values of the University of Tennessee. We are Vols. We are better than this.

UTPD is investigating Monday’s incident. Investigators have reviewed security footage and are exploring leads that I hope will lead to an arrest.

If you have information that may assist UTPD in this investigation, please call 865-974-3114.

If you are ever threatened or in danger, call 911. If you ever feel harassed, intimidated, or discriminated against, please report the incident to our Bias Education and Response Team at