Chancellor’s Statement on the Middle East Conflict


A Message from Chancellor Patricia Charlton

On behalf of the Nevada System of Higher Education, I want to express my sincere condolences for the families devastated by the terrorist attacks led by the Hamas. NSHE condemns these acts of senseless violence in Israel that have a reverberating effect felt here in Nevada, taking an emotional toll on our students, faculty and staff as these events continue to unfold.

Across NSHE, we will continue to provide support to our students and colleagues, respecting the widely different views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but letting it be known that incidents of targeted harassment, direct threats, or the creation of pervasively hostile environments for vulnerable populations will not be tolerated. Our institutions will remain steadfast in our commitment to providing safe and inclusive learning environments during these particularly challenging times when our commitment to mutual respect and support are tested.

University Police Services (UPD) is committed to campus safety and community support during these trying times. UPD encourages our communities to practice “See Something, Say Something” protocols and report suspicious, violent or illegal activity 24/7 at the below phone numbers or through your respective campus safety app, available through the App Store or the Google Play store. This app provides students, employees, faculty, and community members access to a number of public safety resources, including but not limited to, requesting a late-night security escort, real-time chat with UPD dispatch personnel, reporting criminal or suspicious activities, and submitting anonymous crime tips. Safety tips are also available at each Police Department website.

Patty Charlton

University Police Departments

Southern Nevada
(702) 895-3668

Northern Nevada
(775) 334-COPS(2677)