The news of yesterday’s shooting has left us overcome with grief. Our thoughts are first and foremost with the victims; with their families; with the city of Orlando, Florida; and with the nation’s LGBTQ community. As we struggle to understand this individual’s horrific and hateful actions, we ask that you keep in mind the spirit of mutual respect and love for humanity that is their opposite. Creative communities such as ours have the power to inspire and to unite. Let that be our mission in our practices and lives going forward.
Please also remember that counselors are available to assist our students, faculty, and staff. Students should contact Counseling Services at 312.499.4271 during business hours; during non-business hours, students can contact Campus Security at 312.550.0624 to reach the Dean on Call. Faculty and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800.311.4327.