Expressing concern after tragic attack in NYC

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When events in our world and country result in fatal tragedy, Columbia University - a global community - feels and mourns the loss of life. New York City has been Columbia's home since its founding -  in fact, the original campus was in lower Manhattan not far from where the tragic incidents occurred this afternoon. We express profound grief and condolences to the families who lost loved ones today, and hope for those injured to experience a full recovery. We also share appreciation for the first responders who helped prevent further casualties. 

The following resources are available to support Columbia students:


  • Students on the Morningside campus who are interested in meeting with a counselor can call Counseling and Psychological Services at (212) 854-2878.
  • For students on the CUMC campus, call Mental Health Services at (212) 305-3400.

Columbia Health

Office of the University Chaplain --

Any students in need of assistance in the coming days can contact their dean of students, any of the above resources, or the Office of University Life without hesitation. (