Dear Monmouth University Community:
Nearly a year ago, the world witnessed the senseless death of George Floyd. Throughout this past year, our community has joined countless communities throughout the country – and indeed across the globe – in doing our small part to address injustice and inequity. Despite yesterday’s verdict, there is much work still to be done. My fervent hope is that we will use this historic moment as an impetus to further dedicate ourselves to the work of fighting for equity and justice.
This has been a difficult year for so many reasons. If you are struggling, please remember that there are many support services available to you on and off campus. The University has resources available through Counseling and Psychological Services and the Intercultural Center to support our members.
As we process these recent events, I thank you for your ongoing efforts to ensure that Monmouth University continues to foster a welcoming and inclusive campus where all feel safe, valued, and respected.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy