In the Wake of Violence in Las Vegas

Monday, October 2, 2017

We are deeply saddened by Sunday night’s horrendous attack in Las Vegas. Our community shares in the shock of this senseless tragedy and expresses profound condolences to the many families affected by the attack and its aftermath. Our hearts are with the Columbia students, faculty and staff who have connections to the area and with all who are affected nationally. 

For Columbia students seeking mental health support, professional counselors are available on the Morningside, CUMC, and Barnard campuses. In addition, pastoral counseling and faith-based support are offered by the Office of the University Chaplain.

Today at noon, the bells of St. Paul's Chapel will ring to honor the victims. In addition, spaces for reflection are available throughout the week from 9 am until 9 pm at St. Paul's Chapel and in Earl Hall. 

Columbia University’s Department of Public Safety offers important safety information for the University community,which you can find here. As a reminder, if you are ever uncertain of your wellbeing or a condition on campus, contact Public Safety 24/7/365 at:

  • 4-5555 or 212-854-5555 (Morningside)
  • 212-305-8100 (Emergencies) or 212-305-7979 (Columbia University Medical Center)
  • 3-3333 or 212-853-3301 (Manhattanville)


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


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