Dear CC Community,
We are heartbroken and shaken to learn of the tragic shooting at an LGBTQIA+ club in Colorado Springs. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, the planned gatherings to remember those who have been harmed and murdered as a result of transphobia have now become vigils. We acknowledge this grief upon grief.
Know that even during Fall Break, there are multiple layers of support available. Community gatherings, both in-person and virtual, are scheduled. If you need support, please turn to these resources.
Students can be immediately connected with a licensed mental health provider by calling the Counseling Center, (719) 389-609 and then dialing 2. In the event of a medical or life-threatening emergency, call 911 and/or CC Campus Safety, (719) 389-6911.
Staff and faculty can access confidential support through the Employee Assistance Program, (800) 272-7255.
Community and virtual community gatherings
- 11:30 a.m. today: All Souls Unitarian Church, Dale and Tejon streets, is having a community gathering. CC is making parking available in the Ed Robson Arena parking garage to all attendees.
- Until 2 p.m. today: Gathering for CC community members hosted by Associate Professor Christina Rader, Casa Verde Cohousing – 1355 Lindenwood Grove, 15-minute walk from campus
- 5:30 p.m. today: Temple Beit Torah is hosting an interfaith community vigil tonight in person with security onsite, 522 E. Madison St., and online. This gathering is planned along with Trans Day of Remembrance to pray for the victims and survivors of the shooting.
Meeting ID: 879 9321 0933
- 7:30 p.m. today: Gathering at the Interdisciplinary House, 1115 N. Cascade Ave., for CC community members.
Local and regional resources
We are a community of care and compassion. We stand together with our LGBTQIA+ community and the wider Colorado Springs community, now and always.
Senior Director, Student Health & Wellbeing
Senior Associate Dean for Student Equity & Inclusion