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Support available for those impacted by Clackamas shooting

December 12, 2012

Dear Community Members,

We were all shocked to learn yesterday of the shootings at Clackamas Town Center.  Our hearts go out to those affected by the shootings. 

To the best of our knowledge, none of our community members were injured  in the shootings. Yet we know that the shootings have impacted  community members emotionally. A tragedy like this violates our sense  of safety. Moreover, we know that there were thousands of individuals in the mall when the shootings occurred, so it is possible that some of our community members were involved in a peripheral way. This event may  also be especially difficult for community members who have experienced other losses due to violence. 

We want to make you aware that, from noon until 5 p.m. today, the Gregg  Memorial Pavilion will be open as a place for community members to sit, reflect, meditate, light candles or offer prayer in respect for those  affected by this or other violence. 

For students who might be especially affected by these events, resources  include:   

  • The Counseling Service (503-768-7160)  
  • The office of Religious and Spiritual Life (503-768-7082)  
  • Ombuds Office (503-768-7336)  
  • Campus Living staff in the Residence Halls 

Resources for employees include the Cascade Centers employee assistance program (1-800-433-2320).          

–  John Hancock, Ed.D. Associate  Dean of Students Director of Wellness Services, Chief Psychologist