Chancellor’s Update: Pittsburgh Synagogue Tragedy

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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

UWM mourns for the 11 killed and six wounded in the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of our country at the Tree of Life synagogue over the weekend. As observances commence today in Pittsburgh to remember those lost in this senseless tragedy, we extend our heartfelt condolences and support to everyone affected. Flags on campus are at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday to show our solidarity and respect.

It is the seemingly endless tragic events like the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that grip our hearts and prompt us to be stronger and even more steadfast in our mission to care and support our entire campus community. UWM is a diverse campus and is proud to welcome people of all religions, faiths and creeds. Standing together against hatred and providing a safe environment are top priorities.

Our campus has several resources for students, faculty and staff in need of help.Counseling services for students are available through our Norris Health Center. Faculty and staff in need of assistance may contact our Employee Assistance Program online or by calling (866) 274-4723 . There also are several mental health resources available to all members of the campus community.

The well-being of our students, faculty and staff is a deep concern of mine. Please make use of the support and resources to process recent events, as needed. None of us is alone in times of need. We are all part of a campus community that cares for one another. 

Best regards,

Mark A. Mone
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee