The culprit responsible for writing a weird message all over Michigan State University’s campus is… the student government.
A spokesperson for the Associated Students of MSU admitted that the group had written “#WTF MSU” in chalk all over campus.
The group denied responsibility for the more serious act of vandalism, however. Unidentified persons have been writing the same message all over campus–with spray paint instead of chalk, according to The State News.
“ASMSU and WTF MSU are working with the university to deal with several spray paint issues on campus that were not from the WTF MSU campaign itself, but independent vandals,” wrote an ASMSU administrator on the group’s Facebook page.
Still, the student government has agreed to handle the cleanup costs for the paint messages.
The WTF MSU campaign is intended to motivate students to voice their complaints about aspects of campus life, so that the student government can find solutions to common problems.
The campaign’s first act of business seems to have been creating new problems, however.
“This campaign is just the latest example of the ASMSU acting as self-important busybodies with too much time on their hands,” wrote Matt Needham, an MSU senior and North American chairman of the libertarian students organization Students for Liberty, in an email to The Daily Caller. “If the ASMSU were to close its doors, I think the only way I would notice is I’d have one less student fee on my tuition bill.”
The campaign officially begins Tuesday. Police are investigating the vandalism, and university officials don’t yet know how much cleanup will cost.
ASMSU President Evan Martinak did not immediately respond to a request for comment.