The horrific events that occurred April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech University raise numerous thoughts and feelings of sadness and confusion in all of us. I have sent a condolence letter on behalf of Salisbury University to Virginia Tech President Charles Steger as he tries to lead his campus back to some sense of safety and normalcy after a loss of unprecedented proportions.
No doubt we have all thought about the welfare and well-being of the students, faculty, staff, and family directly affected by these murders. Earlier this week, you received e-mails from SU Chief of Police Lashley and Vice President of Student Affairs Neufeldt offering information on how best to protect yourself during such a crisis. Salisbury University has an emergency plan in place and we will continue to revise our emergency procedures as necessary. The safety of Salisbury University students and employees is my top priority.
Also, please be aware that the SU Counseling Center is offering its services to anyone who feels emotionally distraught in light of the Virginia Tech tragedy. As we watch the news on TV and online, emotions related to the events may intensify. If you begin to feel overwhelmed or fearful, please consider talking with someone at our Counseling Center or with a trusted friend or family member.
I urge all members of the SU community to be especially kind to each other and to ourselves during the next few days and weeks as we are so tragically reminded of the preciousness and fragility of life.
If you have any questions or need more information,
please call the Office of Student Affairs at 410-543-6080.