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My fellow students, staff, and faculty in the College of Engineering,
In light of the events this weekend which led to the death of computer engineering undergraduate Scout Schultz, I wanted to personally reach out to each of you with a message of sympathy and support. It is devastating to lose a member of our community, and we are all affected by it. Hopefully you are aware of resources on campus which are available for those who need to address their concerns or grief. Below I have included those resources from Dean Stein’s note to the community yesterday.
As a parent of a college student myself, Scout’s loss deeply touches me. We all ache for Scout’s family and friends. A student death is always difficult and challenging. We hope that you will be kind to yourself and others in the community, and continue to keep your personal welfare and that of your fellow students in mind.
To all students, please remember: if you see a fellow student struggling, please say something. Please communicate with us so we can help. I can assure you we will do everything we can and know that there are people at Georgia Tech who want to help you.
To all our faculty and staff, more than ever before we need to be there for our students and to support each other. The College of Engineering is, and always will be, a place where everyone is welcome. Again, if you see a student or colleague struggling, please say something.
Steven W. McLaughlin
Dean and Southern Company Chair
College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
• The Georgia Tech Counseling Center (www.counseling.gatech.edu) will be available for students today from noon to 2 p.m. at the 8th Street Apartments West Building Recreation Room. Walk-ins are also welcome at the Counseling Center in the Student Services (Flag) Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the week. The after-hours number for the Counseling Center is 404-894-2575.
• The Office of the Dean of Students also has a referral option if you are concerned about a student (www.deanofstudents.gatech.edu).
• The Georgia Crisis & Access Line (1-800-715-4225) is staffed with professional social workers and counselors 24 hours per day, every day, to assist those with urgent and emergency needs. www.mygcal.com.