A message to the SU
community and families of SU students
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
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.