A Boston College student has been barred from campus and faces expulsion for what administrators are calling "deeply offensive'' racist graffiti in a residence hall.
Joy Moore, BC's interim vice president for student affairs, said in an email to campus the student was arrested by campus police Saturday night "for a bias-motivated incident involving explicitly racist graffiti.''
The student was also charged with assaulting police and for destruction of property in another dormitory.
According to a statement from the university, the student has since been committed for a psych evaluation and will likely remain committed for several days.
No name was made public. Jack Dunn, a BC spokesman, says the student faces arraignment Monday.
Neither Moore nor Dunn detailed the nature of the graffiti. But The Heights, a student newspaper, says the student defaced furniture, walls, blinds and a bathroom mirror with the N-word.
Boston College is a Jesuit university with about 14,500 students.