President’s Statement on Death of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

We are deeply troubled and saddened by the death of George Floyd and other recent acts that have tragically brought to light once again the scourges of racism and violence that plague our country.

We stand with all Americans calling for justice and equality. It is time for our society to address the longstanding injustices that afflict our nation.

Our diversity is our greatest strength, both as a university and as a nation. We must continually strive to ensure that all people, no matter their race, creed, color, or sexual identity are treated equally, and with understanding and respect. As a University community, FDU is committed to teaching and living those values and advancing the cause of social justice both on our campuses and the world beyond.

Now more than ever, the stress and anxiety of today’s challenges can seem overwhelming. FDU offers a safe place for our community members, and we urge you to reach out to your support network at the University if you are feeling overwhelmed. Talk to your fellow students, reach out to faculty and staff members and, if necessary, please do not hesitate to reach out to our counseling services. Below are the links:

Metropolitan Campus  SCAPS

Florham Campus  CAPS

We are here for you and together we will continue to endure and be part of the solution for a better tomorrow.

Christopher A. Capuano, Ph.D.
Fairleigh Dickinson University



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