We are deeply saddened by the recent mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQIA+ bar, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We stand against any and all forms of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community, and hatred, violence, and discrimination of any kind. We recognize that many of our community members may feel hurt and afraid in the wake of this tragedy, which took place just hours before Transgender Day of Remembrance and at a time of rising acts of hate and violence.
Violence targeting any group affects us all and has no place in our community. Miami is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, welcoming and supporting all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic background, and providing a safe environment.
If any student needs support, please contact these resources: Student Counseling Service, 500 Harris Drive, 513-529-4634, the Office of the Dean of Students, 110 Warfield Hall, 513-529-1877, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, or LGBTQ+ Initiatives. Counseling support is available for faculty and staff through Miami’s EAP program. To report an act of bias on campus, visit the Bias Incidents reporting page here.
Cristina Alcalde, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Jayne Brownell, Vice President for Student Life