We write to express our continuing concern over the deeply troubling Russian aggression toward Ukraine, and the tragic impact it is having on members of our university community – particularly our Ukrainian students, faculty, and staff, those with family and friends in the Ukraine and all of those who may be in harm’s way.
These are uncertain and volatile times – a moment in history that calls upon individuals and organizations to support and assist the victims of what is transpiring in the Ukraine and all of those who are impacted by the historic aggression that is affecting so many in such profound ways.
We are proud, and very pleased, that Mason is a caring community that offers resources that can provide support and help during this very difficult and challenging time. For students, professional support is offered through Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Support and Advocacy Center, and the Office of International Programs and Services. Contact information and additional University Life resources can be identified and accessed through http://ulife.gmu.edu.
We also encourage each of us to remain sensitive to and make every effort to be understanding of and flexible with students and colleagues who may be struggling.
Faculty and staff resources are also available through assistance provided by the Employee Assistance Program, which can be accessed through your employer-sponsored health insurance. Details can be found on the benefits website at http://hr.gmu.edu.
Like you, we will continue to monitor all that is occurring. We will update you as various campus events and gatherings occur. Please do not wait or hesitate to seek assistance that can support and help you. The resources of our university are available and accessible.
We want you to know that we care.
Mark R. Ginsberg, Ph.D. Rose Pascarell
Provost and Executive Vice President Vice President, University Life