Duke officials are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity.

Officials say the rope tied into a noose was found about 2 a.m. Wednesday in the Bryan Center plaza. The center is home to offices including the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and the Center for Multicultural Affairs.

Duke's vice president for student affairs says anyone found responsible for "committing this act of intimidation" will be held accountable. Vice President Larry Moneta said in an email to students that he felt anger and disgust when he learned about the noose.

University and student leaders have scheduled a forum for Wednesday evening on the steps of Duke Chapel. Speakers will include President Richard Brodhead.