Dear NKU Community:
Over the weekend, we once again faced news of violent acts of hate and intimidation as we learned of deadly shootings in both El Paso, Texas, and just an hour north of us in Dayton, Ohio. Sunday morning’s shooting in Dayton was the 250th mass shooting in our country in 215 days this year.
These senseless tragedies sadden and frustrate me. The impact of these events are resonating across the nation and here on our campus. I have been affected by them, as I know many of you have as well. I offer my deepest condolences to all those who are grieving from these horrific events.
Our community condemns acts of violence fueled by hate or any other malicious intent. At NKU, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment. Equity, diversity, and inclusiveness are core values and we stand with the community at large in supporting these principles.
Through our actions and speech, we must continually affirm our respect for all members of our community to create a sense of belonging for everyone. This has always been a defining characteristic of our university.
Please know that we have support available for you if you need it.