Barnard College would like to thank all members of the community who participated in this evening’s listening session about public safety on campus. We recognize that the events of Thursday evening deeply impacted our community and we appreciate the honest conversations that occurred at the listening session tonight. The College is committed to the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests. We should always hold ourselves to the highest standards.

The College is hiring an independent investigator to review what transpired Thursday night and to provide us with recommendations for further action. The public safety officers involved, as well as the public safety supervisor, have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.

We are taking this very seriously and look forward to further engaging the community on this topic. Barnard values inclusivity and is committed to ensuring a safe, respectful, and welcoming place for each and every member of our community, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or national origin.

We encourage students to reach out to the following on-campus resources, as needed:

•    Dean of Studies Office: 105 Milbank Hall, (212) 854-2024
•    Furman Counseling Center: 100 Hewitt Hall, (212) 854-2092
•    After-hours psychological emergency line: (855) 622-1903
•    After-hours clinician on call: (855) 622-1903
•    International SOS for students who are abroad: +1-215-942-8478
Faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize Humana, the College's Employee Assistance Program. Information is available at 800-448-4358 and