Thursday, April 19, 2007


Virginia Tech Tragedy

Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley.
April 16, 2007
To: The Colorado State University campus community
From: Larry Edward Penley
Re: Tragedy at Virginia Tech

By now many of you have heard about the horrific tragedy at Virginia Tech. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech as well as the surrounding community of Blacksburg.

We have several faculty members at Colorado State University who are alumni of Virginia Tech as well as faculty, students, staff, and administrators like me who are from the Blacksburg region. It is understandable that many of you may experience various levels of concern and/or grief as a result of this tragic event. Please be aware that support is available to anyone who needs it through the Employee Assistance Program, ComPsych, which can be reached by calling 800-497-9133 or at and enter CSUEAP under company ID.

I also want to assure you that Colorado State University places the highest priority on the well being of all those in our community. Accordingly, the CSU Police Department has an emergency response plan in place to respond quickly to any crisis situation that may arise; however, all members of the CSU community are encouraged to remain vigilant as always and to report any concerns to CSUPD. In addition, university students and employees are reminded that they can help keep their campus secure by reporting suspicious behavior, locking doors, being conscientious of building and personal security, and by generally looking out for one another.

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