We have been inspired by the outpouring of encouragement for the member of our Maverick family who was targeted on Tuesday. As well, we are grateful for the messages we all received yesterday from Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, M.D., and Student Body President Aya Yousuf focusing on supporting and ensuring the safety of all UNO students.
First and foremost, if you or anyone you know is in need of any assistance, please feel free to contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs—we are here to aid you in any way we can. If we aren’t the source, we’ll be your resource.
Please don’t hesitate to contact UNO Counseling and Psychological Services who have excellent people available to talk to you. Campus Safety is patrolling campus 24/7, and can be reached at 402.554.2911 in an emergency. The Bias Assessment Response Team serves to make sure ALL people at UNO feel safe to be themselves. Report any incidents of bias to BART anonymously or with your contact information.
Our office motto is Supporting Everyone. We will always give our best efforts to ensure each person feels safe and welcome. We have been working hard to create programs and events to educate and empower the campus community, such as the Fiesta in the Plaza during Hispanic Latino Heritage Month and Rock Your Mocs Friday, Nov. 15, to celebrate Native American Heritage.
You are welcome here.
Taricka Burton, M.A.
Interim Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs
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