ODI Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Over the weekend, mass shootings targeting racially minoritized groups resulted in the unnecessary loss of lives in three American communities: Buffalo, NY; Laguna Woods, CA; and Dallas, TX. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion mourns alongside members of these communities. We believe that everyone should be able to live without the fear of violence. We believe that anti-racism is anti-violence.

For members of the UConn community impacted by violence, know that the University has resources dedicated to supporting you. Find access to mental health resources at Student Health and Wellness (SHaW). ODI has also compiled a list of mental health resources both on-campus and off-campus. Visit the Cultural Centers and Programs, as well as UConn’s FacultyStaffStudent and Alumni Resources.

We are saddened by this violence. We stand with you and are dedicated to building safe and inclusive communities alongside you.