Leadership

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on Sri Lanka

"On behalf of all of us at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I extend our profound sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and to the people of Sri Lanka."

The Bell Tower on Carolina's campus.
(Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

Yesterday, the people of Sri Lanka experienced a devastating series of suicide bombings, several of which targeted Christians celebrating Easter. Nearly 300 were killed and an estimated 500 people were injured. On behalf of all of us at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I extend our profound sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and to the people of Sri Lanka.

We know that this news will deeply affect some. The following campus resources are available to help.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services for students: 919-966-3658.
  • The University’s Employee Assistance Program is available for faculty and staff: 877-314-5841.

If you ever feel threatened or in danger, please contact 911 for an emergency or University Police at 919-962-3951. If you have not done so already, please download the LiveSafe app and use it.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Interim Chancellor