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The Las Vegas Tragedy: Resources and Support

Oct 4 2017

Dear Stanford Students,

Along with all of our community, we are distressed by the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and we know that this horrendous act of violence affects each of us in different ways. Our Office of the Dean of Students has reached out to students from Las Vegas to offer support and to help identify other staff and resources to respond to students’ individual needs. But we know that the impact of this tragedy reaches far beyond the Las Vegas community. We want to make sure that all students are aware of the campus resources available, and we encourage you to reach out for support and to take care of yourselves and each other. 

Stanford has a wealth of resources available to support you in times like these. They include Counseling and Psychological Services, the Bridge Peer Counseling Center, the Office for Religious Life, the Diversity and First-Gen Office, the Dean of Students Office, the Graduate Life Office, your RDs, RFs and RAs and the community centers.

Supporting each other and seeking help when needed are core values of our caring community.  We all share in making these values a lived reality in these times of great loss and tragedy. 



Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Stanford University


Jane Shaw
Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies
Stanford University