Dear Monarchs:

We are profoundly saddened by the news of a shooting at The University of Virginia that claimed the lives of three students. We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims, and the entire UVA community. There are no words that can alleviate the grief felt in the wake of this senseless tragedy. The Monarch Nation fully supports our Wahoo family today and every day.

Incidents such as these can be incredibly unsettling. Many members of our campus community have close connections to Charlottesville and The University of Virginia. You are not alone. As a Monarch, you are part of a caring community that supports one another in difficult times. I encourage everyone who is struggling to take advantage of the many resources we have available.

Students are encouraged to contact Counseling Services at 757-683-4401 or Student Outreach and Support at, while faculty and staff have access to the Employee Assistance Program at Please take advantage of these resources – we are here to help.

Warmest Regards,

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Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.