Message about Umpqua Community College shooting

October 1, 2015

Dear campus community,

Today’s heinous act of violence at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is a terrible tragedy that affects all of us. Our hearts go out to the students, faculty, and staff of our sister institution, and to their loved ones. The University of Oregon is focused on providing support services to our community in the wake of today’s shooting, including emergency services and counseling support. We have also reached out to our colleagues at UCC to offer staffing support.

I urge students who are affected by the news of this tragedy that need support to contact the University Counseling Center. Counselors are available and ready to talk at 1590 East 13th Avenue (across from Oregon Hall) or by calling 541-346-3227. Faculty and staff can reach counselors through the employee assistance program by calling 1-800-433-2320.

I also want to remind you that UO has a robust planning, response, and notification system in the case of a campus emergency. More information about our training and resources is availability at UO Emergency Management. To opt-in to our text alert system sign into DuckWeb.

The UO is a community that takes care of one another. Please reach out or speak up if you or someone you know needs help.


Michael H. Schill
President and Professor of Law