A Message From President Frenk

By UM News

A Message From President Frenk

By UM News
The University of Miami is offering support to anyone impacted by Wednesday's terrible tragedy.

Dear UM Community,

This morning our South Florida community is in shock over the horrific shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Institutions of learning should be a safe haven for all. As a father and an educator, my heart breaks. This senseless act has resulted in death, injury and trauma for countless students, parents, teachers, staff, family and friends. A number of UM students and alumni attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and many staff, faculty and students have connections to the Parkland community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

The University of Miami is offering support to anyone impacted by this terrible tragedy. I encourage you to:

Talk about it. Ask for help from others who can provide support and comfort. Counseling services are available for students, faculty, and staff.   

Honor your feelings. It is common to have a range of emotions after a traumatic incident. If you experience intense stress, anxiety or exhaustion, understand that this is a normal response. 

The University of Miami has resources to help you cope:

  • The Counseling Center offers confidential counseling and crisis intervention services for all students. Students can make an appointment or call after-hours to speak with a mental health professional at 305-284-5511 (24/7).
  • The Chaplains Association provides a variety of support services for all students. For more information, call 305-284-8118.

If you or someone you know has been affected, please do not hesitate to reach out. The ‘Canes family is dedicated to supporting one another and our community in times of triumph and moments of devastation. We are one U.