Dear Campus Community:
Like all of you, I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Charlotte and around the country with great sadness. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and ask that peaceful and constructive dialogue replace the violence and unrest that has overtaken so much of our nation.
We all realize that these events, and especially so close to our home, can be very unsettling and create fear and uncertainty among members of our community – many of whom still feel unwelcomed or excluded from full acceptance in our country and our own campus. I want to reassure you that we are and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure Carolina is a safe and welcoming place. If you need to talk or would like help, as always, counseling services are available for students, and for faculty and staff.
Although Charlotte joins a growing list of cities and communities beset by too much tragedy, pain and unrest, I hope we can use this as one more opportunity to renew our commitment to be powerful agents of change towards a stronger, more united people.
Carol L. Folt
This message is sponsored by: Office of the Chancellor