Expressing concern after the tragic shooting in California

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dear Students from Ventura County, California:

We are saddened by the news of a fatal shooting last night at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, and write to share concern for those of you who may have family and friends in the area. The Columbia community joins with all who mourn victims of gun violence. We also want to remind you that in addition to your school’s dean of students, these resources for support are available:

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 CUIMC campus, call Mental Health Services at (212) 305-3400.

Columbia Health
Students on the Morningside campus can find additional support from Columbia Health through

CUIMC students can contact Student Health Service at

Office of the University Chaplain

You can always report a concern on campus to Columbia Public Safety at:
212-854-5555 (Morningside)
212-305-7979 (Columbia University Irving Medical Center)
212-853-3333 (Manhattanville)
Read their guidelines for what to do in event of an active shooter, here.

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


Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg 
Executive Vice President for University Life 
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law




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