“When a tragedy occurs within the University community, everyone begins a process of grieving. Even those who did not know Amadou Cisse, may feel a sense of loss,” wrote Kimberly Goff-Crews, Dean of Students in the University, in a letter to parents and students. “Situations like this can elicit all kinds of complicated and difficult feelings that often can be helped by engaging in a dialogue.
“Sometimes that dialogue is private, in the form of counseling or by conversations with trusted friends, colleagues and mentors; sometimes it is public, when the community gathers together to share its feelings and reactions,” she wrote.
Deans of students and residence hall staff continue to be available resources for students. Students who may need additional support are encouraged to contact: