Today’s reprehensible violence in the United States Capitol is distressing and troubling. I join all leaders in unequivocally condemning the violence and these attacks on our democracy and the peaceful transition of power to a new administration.
See below for a short video message I recorded particularly for our students to express our care and concern.
To our students: though we are scattered far and wide, your professors and mentors join me in expressing our care for you. I am proud of you because, with your Santa Clara education, I know that you will help ensure that our democracy has better days than what we witnessed today.
If you need support, or are feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing anxiety, please rely on our campus resources. Please go to scu.edu/cowell/resources for more help. In addition, Campus Ministry staff may be contacted directly by linking to the Campus Ministry website and making an appointment with any campus minister via their respective calendar links.
May God bless our country, Santa Clara, and each of you.
In peace and in hope,
Kevin F. O'Brien, S.J.