News & Updates

Subject:  Support in the Wake of the Lunar New Year Tragedy in California

Updated  as of January 23, 2023 with International Student & Scholar Services

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Dear Students:  

On Friday, January 20, 2023, our Asian Student Alliance (ASA) and The Cultural Center brought us together in community and celebration of the Lunar New Year. As celebrations continued this weekend, we are deeply saddened by the tragic mass shooting that followed a Lunar New Year celebration in Los Angeles, CA.  

 We can imagine the pain, hurt, sadness, and anger after another mass shooting directed at our marginalized communities. We unite in solidarity with the victims, their families and friends, the citizens of Los Angeles, and the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) communities to condemn this horrific act of violence. Together, and in our sphere of control and influence, we will continue to fight against these acts of hate. The Division of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) has an unwavering commitment to uphold and promote all human life. We shall be steadfast in creating diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for everyone.

The Cultural Center will be working with ASA and our Southeast Asian Student Alliance student affinity group to provide resources and space for students to be in community in the Student Inclusion & Belonging Suite (Community Commons 1200).  

During this difficult time, please remember that you are not alone and below are resources for students who would like to be connected to support in the aftermath of this tragedy:  


Support Resources:   

The Cultural Center - Student Inclusion & Belonging in the Dean of Students Office provides identity-based student support, programming, annual cultural signature events, and resources to students of color and LGBTQ+ students.   

      Email: or call 303-871-5849      

      Location: Community Commons Suite 1200  


Dean of Students (DoS) Office serves as a central hub to connect students to supportive campus and community resources to successfully navigate their DU experience.    

      Email: or call 303-871-4261   

      Location: Community Commons Suite 3001  


Student Outreach & Support (SOS) in the Dean of Students Office helps students connect to support resources, develop a plan of action to meet their goals, and navigate challenging situations. If any student who is impacted by this incident would like for SOS to contact your faculty, please email us at:   


      Location: Community Commons Suite 3001  

      Drop In Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  


Health and Counseling Center (HCC) provides quality physical and mental health care services to all actively enrolled DU students.   

      Email: or call 303-871-2205; contact 9-1-1 if you or someone 

      else needs emergency care.  

      Location: Third Floor of the Ritchie Center     

      Drop In Hours: Monday through Friday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.   


The MySSP App provides 24/7 confidential support on your phone with access to counselors who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish, and English. Other languages may be available by appointment based on availability. 


International Student & Scholar Services: Advisors are here to help you with any academic or professional questions, concerns, and anxieties you might have. Or, if you need to speak to someone about immigration, university policies, or cultural adjustments, our advisors are available. 


          Location: Community Commons Suite 3100.

          Walk-In Advising: Walk-in advising which does not require an appointment is available in the Community Commons Suite 3100. Walk-in hours   are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm


We care about you, and we are here to support you.  


In solidarity,  

Todd Adams, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence  

Niki Latino, Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students  

Tamara White, Associate Dean of Students