Dear Connecticut Badgers:
As information about the tragic events of this morning continues to come to light, I wanted to reach out to our students from Connecticut and express my deepest sympathy. There are no words at a time like this to express the grief and horror we all feel in the face of this kind of violence. I want you to know that the entire university community stands with you, and we keep the citizens of Newtown and Connecticut in our thoughts. While we don’t yet know if any Badger families have been impacted by this event, I want you all to know that there are resources available should anyone need them:
- The Dean of Students Office can assist with logistical support, referrals and short-term emergency loans. The staff can be reached at students.wisc.edu/doso, (608) 263-5700, or by stopping by Bascom 70 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- University Health Services can provide counseling support and can be reached at uhs.wisc.edu or 608-265-5600.
- University Religious Workers is a federation of campus-area ministries, and individual clergy are available for personal and spiritual counseling. The complete list of URW can be found here.
Lori M. Berquam
Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students