NSHE Statement In Solidarity With UNLV


It is with heavy hearts that we extend our deepest condolences to the entire community affected by the tragic events that unfolded yesterday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). There are no words to adequately express the sorrow and anguish we feel for the lives lost and the devastating impact this has had on our community.

Our thoughts are first and foremost with the families and friends of those who lost their lives. We stand with you in your grief and offer our unwavering support during this unimaginably difficult time. The presence of those lost will be sorely missed and their memory will forever remain in our hearts.

To the survivors, students, faculty, and everyone impacted, we recognize the trauma and shock that this event has caused. In these moments of grief and uncertainty, our primary focus remains to provide comprehensive support to those impacted and to ensure the collective well-being of our UNLV campus community as well as to every student, faculty member and support staff within the family of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Please know that there are resources and community support to help you navigate through this challenging time. We are committed to delivering essential resources and assistance. Counseling and support services are readily available, and we strongly encourage anyone impacted to seek assistance. Please visit https://www.UNLV.edu for those resources and to get the latest updates. Additionally, Clark County provides services through the Family Assistance Center of Southern Nevada. For assistance and support, please visit https://www.facofsouthernnevada.org or contact 702-455-AIDE (2433).

The Board of Regents and System Office stand in solidarity with UNLV, supporting the ongoing multi-agency investigation led by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. We are profoundly grateful for the swift and courageous response demonstrated by the University Police Department, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County Fire, and all of the emergency responders, and medical professionals who were on campus yesterday and continue to work through the investigations.

In this time of profound loss, may we draw strength from our unity. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with everyone affected by this heartbreaking incident.

Byron Brooks, Chairman, NSHE Board of Regents, & Patricia Charlton, Interim Chancellor