A protest against hate crimes against certain students didn't bring chants and yells.
Instead, students at Washburn University were among those taking part in a national day of silence.
Participants hope to end discrimination and harassment in school of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender student.
Students take a vow to not speak for 12-hours.
The event includes a diversity rally from six to eight thirty Friday night on the Memorial Union lawn featuring bands and informational booths.