A Letter from Dr. Melynda Huskey, Interim Vice President, Student Affairs
Department: Division of Student Affairs
The devastating news from Orlando is impacting many Cougs this week. Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the victims, and with the Latino and LGBTQ communities who were targeted. Tragedies like this one can leave us feeling sad and helpless. Please know that there are many resources and people who care. Please reach out for the support you need. Here on campus, you can access care and support at:
- Health and Wellness Services, 335-3575, Washington Building
- Counseling and Psychological Services, 335-4511, Washington Building
- After-hours Crisis Line, 335-2159 (evening and weekends)
- Dean of Students, 335-5757, 134 French Administration Building
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ youth is open to anyone in need of support at this time, 866-488-7386
- National GLBT Center hotline, 888-843-4564
- Unity Coalition/Coalicion Unida www.unitycoalition.org
- Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement www.familiatqlm.org
There are also many ways you can take action to help:
- Donate blood. www.OneBlood.org can help locate a donation site near you.
- Support your LGBTQ and allied friends.
- Learn more about the Latinx LGBTQ experience in the United States. (Here’s a place to start: uptilmidnight.net/2016/06/06/10-queer-latinx-books-to-read-for-pride-month)
- Get involved in our community:
You can also always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Office of Student Affairs at 509-335-5757. I’ll be glad to help. Take good care of yourselves and of each other. Go Cougs!
Melynda Huskey, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President, Student Affairs
Dean of Students