A Message from Vice Provost Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

Vice Provost for the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Caroline Laguerre-Brown
November 10, 2016
On November 9, 2016, our presidential election brought to an end the most divisive political battle in modern American history. Despite that fact, the candidates and other leaders emerged from the election committed to supporting a peaceful transition of power. While their response is as it should be, Americans will need more time to grapple with what we have experienced in the last 18 months. Some members of our community are satisfied with the election’s outcome, but many others are experiencing pain and uncertainty about the future. Both camps are part of our diverse and vibrant university. I write today to acknowledge the pain and fear in our community and to affirm GW’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
In the coming days and months, I ask you to approach this moment in our nation’s history the GW way—stay engaged in the political issues about which you are passionate; take advantage of opportunities to exchange ideas with your peers even if you disagree with them; consider the humanity of your classmates and treat them with compassion. Above all else, continue to use your time at GW to hone the knowledge and expertise you will need to change the world for the better. While you do all of that, know that we stand ready to support you with a variety of services should you need them. Please see the list below:
Multicultural Student Services Center
(Regarding concerns about inflammatory rhetoric, or bias statements)
To Reach MSSC Community Leadership:
Religious Life:  Timothy Kane [email protected]
Asian American: [email protected]
African American: Erica Fraser [email protected], or George Rice [email protected]
Latino/Latina: Cecilia Contreras, [email protected], or Krystal Warner, [email protected]
LGBT: Jennifer Meneray, [email protected], or Timothy Kane, [email protected]
Native American: Mike Tapscott, [email protected]
South Asian: Krystal Warner, [email protected]
Mental Health Services
Title IX Office
Office Hours on 11/11, 10-3pm
Carrie Ross, Assistant Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
E-mail: [email protected]
Call: 202-994-4390
Center for Student Engagement - Student and Residential Life
GW Police – Safety & Security
Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service