Following the Shootings at South Street in Philadelphia

June 05, 2022

Dear Students from the Philadelphia area,

I’m writing today to share, again, my distress and sympathy for the victims of the shootings that took place yesterday on South Street. Their impacts are surely being felt not only by those harmed, but also by the broader Philadelphia community. This is particularly challenging news to grasp in the midst of similar incidents across the country this spring.

Please remember that the Columbia community is here for you. In addition to your Dean of Students, there are many supportive campus resources available to you, including:

All of us at University Life are thinking of you, your families, and your friends. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. I’m always available at [email protected].

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
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