A group of African-Americans attacked and robbed a group of Asian students after they used derogatory words to label the Asian students, IU Chief of Police Keith Cash said.
Eight Asian IU students were walking to Forest Quad B tower at 4 a.m. Sunday when a group of three or four African-American men made racial remarks directed at the group.
Words were exchanged between parties, and it turned into a fight, Cash said.
Two of the Asian students were battered and three were robbed.
A 19-year-old man had a cut to his mouth and was taken to Bloomington Hospital.
Another Asian student was reportedly struck in the head and was robbed of his iPad, but he did not require medical treatment.
Another student had his iPod stolen, and a third had his cell phone taken, Cash said.
Police are investigating the case.
If anyone has information regarding the assault, they can contact IU Police Department at 812-855-4111.