February 21, 1977
Two white students dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan harassed an African-American “friend.” They later partially removed their outfits and hassled another minority student. The College Court found the students “guilty of violating that part of the campus order regulations which refers to the ‘interest’ of other members of the community,” and President Simpson placed them on probation.
Chairman of the court Natalie Marshall ‘51 found “no particular evidence of racist intent.” The Miscellany News
In response to the incident, 300 Vassar students rallied on March 2, demanding college legislation against racist acts.