Carnegie Mellon University
July 10, 2016

University Statement on Recent Shootings


Carnegie Mellon University shares the nation’s distress over recent shootings in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Baton Rouge. Our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones, and all those touched by violence. Members of the university community are participants in the larger society, and therefore affected by the same forces and challenges that face all of us in the United States — we offer our sympathy and support to all members of the CMU family who share in the deep concerns that accompany these tragedies.
As an institution and as a community, Carnegie Mellon does not tolerate violence. We continue to stand for inclusion, compassion and respect. We reassert the bedrock value of bringing together people of all backgrounds and identities to live and work together to enrich the human condition. As we join the nation in grief and shock, we cannot become complacent about violence or the loss of human life. Each of us in the Carnegie Mellon family must continue to live out our shared values and provide an example of how we can work together as a respectful community.