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USF Statement on Buffalo, NY Tragedy

The University of South Florida is deeply saddened by the recent shooting of 13 people in the city of Buffalo, NY, especially given reports that it was racially motivated. USF is a community that is dedicated to advancing ideals of unity, inclusion and respect for all. We condemn such egregious acts of hate and violence. USF is a community that is dedicated to advancing ideals of unity, inclusion and respect for all. We condemn such egregious acts of hate and violence and have worked to dismantle all forms of racism.

We recognize that many in our university community will be affected by this tragedy in different ways. Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or partner, there is support for you within the university.

If you are a student in need of counseling or mental health services, please visit: usf.edu/student-affairs/counseling-center. You may also find helpful resources and support through the USF Office of Multicultural Affairs.

If you are a USF employee in need of counseling, please visit our Employee Assistance Program. You may also find helpful resources and support through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

In the face of this heart-breaking tragedy, we must remember that we are stronger together. We will continue to institutionalize efforts to ensure that our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded in all that we say and do.