Tragedy at Virginia Tech University

To: Campus Community

From: Acting Chancellor Blumenthal

In the wake of yesterday's tragedy at Virginia Tech University, UC President Robert Dynes has issued the following statement, expressing the extreme disbelief and profound sorrow that all members of our University of California community share. The president's statement can be read at:

I would also like to take this moment to personally reassure you that providing for the safety of our students, staff, and faculty is the campus's highest priority. Toward that end, in the days, weeks, and months that follow this tragedy, we will review our prevention and response mechanisms to ensure that they are as complete as is humanly possible.

I would also like to encourage any students on campus who are experiencing stress as a result of this incident to make use of services available from our Counseling & Psychological group at the Student Health Center. Contact information is available at:

This kind of critical support is available to faculty and staff through our Employee Assistance Program. Information is available at:

Please join with me in extending our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the students, staff, and faculty of the Virginia Tech campus.