Carnegie Mellon University
June 13, 2016

Statement Following the Orlando Shooting

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Carnegie Mellon University is deeply saddened by the tragic shooting in Orlando early Sunday. We send our deepest sympathy to the victims, many of whom were members of the LGBTQ community, and to their loved ones. We offer special condolences to those members of the extended Carnegie Mellon community whose friends or loved ones are directly touched by this tragedy.

At a moment when many feel violated and vulnerable, Carnegie Mellon continues to stand for inclusion, compassion, respect, and 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, it is important that each of us in the Carnegie Mellon family continues to live out these values and provide an example of how we can work together as a respectful and inclusive global community.

CMU support services are available throughout the summer. Members of the university community should feel free to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (412-268-2922) for support of any kind.