|The Howard University family offers our deepest sympathies to the families of the Virginia Tech community who were killed or wounded in the attack on April 16, 2007. Our prayers and support are also with the administration, staff, faculty and students at Virginia Tech during this difficult time. The Howard University Community grieves with the Virginia Tech community.
Words are inadequate to explain not only the loss of life, but the loss of the gifts and talents that the Virginia Tech students were preparing to give to the nation and to the global community.
During this time of loss, we have marveled at the strength and compassion of the Virginia Tech family. Their faith and courage in responding to this tragedy has given our nation and the world a reason to hope and to believe in the capacity of the human spirit to heal and to rise above any circumstance.
Howard University joins those throughout the nation and the world who are praying for the Virginia Tech community. On behalf of the university, we offer our unwavering support during this difficult time.
For those members of our community who may need help dealing with this tragedy, please utilize the following services:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for students at 202-806-6870 and after 5 p.m,
202-345-6709 or 202-714-7471
Office of the Chaplain at 202-806-7280
Howard University’s Employee Assistance Program - for faculty and staff at 1-800-888-2273.