Statement from the President

The University of District of Columbia community is shocked and saddened by the events at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16, 2007.  Our hearts go out to all students, faculty, staff and their families.  

A tragedy of this magnitude may impact students on any campus.  The University of the District of Columbia’s Counseling Center is looking into ways in which we might support the Virginia Tech university community during this terrible time.  Since these events happened on a university campus, the staff at the Counseling Center is aware that some students will feel anxious about this event.  Viewing disturbing media coverage may also trigger traumatic personal memories for some students.  Please know that we have counseling available on a walk-in basis as well as by appointment.  The Counseling Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  All services are free and confidential.  For more information, visit the Center’s website at or call (202) 274-6000.


All members of the University family should rest assured that the University has in-place safety and security procedures.

I encourage each of you to pause and reflect on the tragedy experienced on the Virginia Tech campus.


William L. Pollard


University of the District of Columbia