The 18-year-old woman, who is of Middle Eastern descent, called police on November 9 and alleged that to say that two white men, one wearing a Trump hat, physically attacked her while screaming racial slurs before stealing her wallet and hijab, reported KATC. The student said the men struck her several times in the back with a metal object, knocking her down, according to police.
Lafayette Police spokesman Officer Karl Ratcliff said the woman admitted to fabricating the story after police began to question her about key details.
Police described the suspects as a white male between 20 and 25 years old, and a Hispanic male about the same age.
Hours earlier, Hirshman sent out a statement calling on members of the university to "ensure fair and equitable treatment of all members of our community" in the wake of the election, the independent student newspaper reported. "We will continue to speak out against this harassment and bigotry, and call for equal protection under the law".
Ratcliff said the department would not immediately release the woman's name and would not provide an explanation for withholding her name.
The two suspects also allegedly stole her vehicle and made comments about Trump and the Muslim community.Police said in a statement the two suspects, a white male and a Hispanic male, confronted her and grabbed her purse and backpack.
Authorities at San Diego State University say two suspects who assaulted and robbed a Muslim student on campus targeted her because of her faith and made comments about the election of Donald Trump.
The unnamed woman said she was attacked while walking around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the paper.
"I don't think that's proper", he said. One at San Diego State University and another at San Jose State University.
Mr Trump - who has called for an outright ban on Muslims entering the USA - swept to victory in the Presidential election on Wednesday.
Police haven't identified any suspects.