Chancellor's Communique

CU Anschutz Response to George Floyd Tragedy, 6-1-20

Dear students, faculty and staff,

As we attempt to process the senseless death of George Floyd, and the demonstrations that continue in Colorado and around the country, we recognize and feel deeply the outrage, pain and concern of our community. 

In a message shared earlier today, we made clear that our campus - and our community - has no place for hate of any kind. We are focused on science, medicine and, most importantly, healing for those in need. Our communities and the country are suffering. It is our sincerest hope and belief that from this deep and repeated pain will come tremendous healing, once and for all. 

Each of us may feel the weight of recent incidents differently, and we want to make sure that you are aware of the resources available, from campus groups and initiatives to mental health and support services.

Diversity & Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Campus Groups
Anschutz Inclusivity Alliance
CU White Coats for Black Lives Chapter

Mental Health
Student and Resident Mental Health
Faculty and Staff Mental Health Clinic (new campus clinic, details to come)
Colorado Crisis Services

Support Services
Office of Case Management
Ombuds Office
Phoenix Center

As we navigate shared feelings of distress and despair, meaningful connection and aligned purpose are particularly important. Take care of yourselves, and take care of one another.


Don Elliman

Roderick Nairn
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

John J. Reilly, Jr.
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & Dean, School of Medicine

Ralph Altiere
Dean, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

David Engelke
Dean, Graduate School

Denise Kassebaum
Dean, School of Dental Medicine

Elias Provencio-Vasquez
Dean, College of Nursing

Jonathan Samet
Dean, Colorado School of Public Health


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