Statement on Mass Shooting in Buffalo

Published May 14, 2022

Our hearts are with the 10 people who lost their lives today, along with their grieving families, all those who were injured, and all those who were traumatized by the mass shooting that occurred this afternoon in a Tops Supermarket in the City of Buffalo.

We are deeply disturbed to learn that this hate-fueled crime was racially motivated, according to official reports.

As we grieve together, we must wrap our arms around each other. Let us bear witness to the humanity in each and every one of us. Let us, in our words and deeds, intentionally cultivate here at UB a community that is characterized by  justice, respect, compassion and understanding. As a scholarly community, we have both the power and the responsibility to combat hate. And to that, we are deeply committed.

If you are grieving or traumatized, please know that you are not struggling alone. UB Counseling Services is available to help you. In addition, UB’s Intercultural and Diversity Center offers a safe space for students.