An event staff security officerat Brown University allegedly harassed multiple students at a party hosted by Brown's Organization of Multiracial and Biracial Students (BOMBS) and Harambee House, The Brown Daily Herald reported. Two days after the Oct. 14 incident, BOMBS released a statement on their Facebook page condemning the behavior of this officer and stating that the organization will be filing an official complaint.
Multiple incidents were reported. First, the employee responded with actions BOMB called "unprofessional, racist, and hurtful," on their Facebook page, as a black student was waiting to enter the party. Later in the night, the same employee was seen pushing a female student out of the building by the neck, and allegedly bragged about possible bruises left on the student. According to the post, two male students also reported that the officer enticed them to join the partyby encouraging them to pursue members of the BOMBS executive board with comments such as "What about her? She's pretty."
The security officer was hired by a third-party contractor. Director of News and Editorial Content Brian Clark stated that the Office of Student Life at Brown has been in contact with this contractor to confirm that the employee will not be brought back on campus, the Herald reported.
The Student Activities Office told the BOMBS executive board that staffing of future events will be more "intentional in terms of the diversity of the staff." According to a second Facebook post, "the conversation is not over" about the incidents that night.