Carnegie Mellon University
May 01, 2019

Statement In Support of UNC Charlotte

Matt Nagel
  • Marketing and Communications
  • 412-268-1469

Once again, our hearts are broken from a senseless act of hate. Unfortunately, it has become all too familiar in our society when we are shaken by a tragedy involving gun violence. Yesterday's shooting hits close to home because it happened on a university campus. Today, we send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the shooting victims, and to the campus community at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

We stand together with all of academia in support of UNC Charlotte as the university begins to recover from this senseless act. We should all be safe and free on a college campus to explore, learn, teach and research, and Carnegie Mellon is committed to keeping our university community safe.

Also, please make sure your contact information is up-to-date and you are registered for our CMU-Alert emergency notification service, which sends alerts to registered users in an emergency situation. You can sign up and update your information at

With these incidents occurring frequently in our society, it's even more important that you know how to quickly respond. Instructions on what to do if there's an active shooter on campus are available online.