Dr. Reed’s Statement on Orlando

A Message from President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D. on Orlando Tragedy


Last weekend’s horrific events in Orlando are surely close in the minds and hearts of us all. I write to affirm and assure those in our community who are LGBTQ that Saint Joseph’s University stands with you. It is our collective responsibility to seek justice, combat fear and promote unity.

Members of our community gathered on Tuesday to pray, not only for the victims of this tragedy and their families, but for peace and understanding in our world. Those prayers will continue, as will our efforts to advance inclusion and embrace diversity.

Any members of the community who may be having particular difficulty in the wake of this weekend’s events, are encouraged to seek support. Alex Daniels-Iannucci, Associate Director of Student Success & Inclusion can be reached at 610-660-1105 or aiannucc@sju.edu and the Counseling and Psychological Services Office is available at 610-660-1090.