From the President: Thoughts on Today's Event
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Dear campus community,
As all know, we received word early this morning about a non-specific violent threat that had been posted to social media. I am grateful to the students who quickly alerted University Police and to all who contacted us to alert us to the possible threat. I am deeply grateful to SF State’s Emergency Operations Center for their swift assessment, and to UPD for the quick action to identify the threat and restore campus safety.
While a person of interest has been detained and we no longer believe that there is an ongoing threat to campus, I recognize that this has been traumatic, particularly for residential students and staff on campus. UPD will continue to have a heightened presence on campus to ensure the safety of those residing and working here. Students needing assistance are encouraged to contact Counseling and Psychological Services; similarly, employees are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program.
In the Open Forum with Chancellor Castro this morning, Academic Senate Chair Albiniak, responding to this morning’s event, noted “our ability as a campus to respond swiftly, adapt capably, and honor our deep commitment to our students and each other through unpredictable adversity.” I share his words with you all. Once again, we navigated the unimaginable together.
I close with wishes for a quiet rest of the semester!
Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D.