To: Members of the University Community
From: Ka Yee C. Lee, Provost
Subject: Campus Update Following Release of Adam Toledo Video
Date: April 15, 2021
Today brought the public release of a video showing the tragic shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago Police Department officer. This comes as our nation is confronting too many painful incidents of bias and violence. We share the distress of people in the University community and across our city and nation concerning these issues.
The University extends its support as our community faces the aftermath of this tragedy, as well as other national developments such as the recent killing of Daunte Wright of Minnesota and the upcoming verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. We encourage members of the University community to engage with resources as needed to help navigate these disturbing events.
As a reminder, UChicago Student Wellness is available to support students, and the Staff and Faculty Assistance Program (SFAP) offers support for University personnel. Deans-on-Call are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide support and guidance to students during emergency situations. Deans-on-Call can be reached by calling the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) at 773.702.8181 or by texting them directly through the UChicago Safe App.
The University will monitor developments in the coming days and will provide information and resources as needed to help keep our campus and South Side community safe. Amid all of the other pandemic-related challenges that we are facing, this is an important time for us to support each other and come together as a community.