June 2, 2020 – Early this morning, Santa Fe College President Paul Broadie, II, Ph.D. released a statement to the college community.
Dear Santa Fe Family,
The pain associated with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has gripped our nation and has sparked outrage, unrest, and sorrow worldwide. My heart breaks for the Floyd family, and they remain in my thoughts and prayers. At the same time, I am dismayed that we are in this place once again, mourning yet another human life lost.
Each of us have been impacted in different ways. Please know that we are here for you. Our Counselors and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are available should you wish to speak with someone. Their contact information is listed below.
As a society, and as educators, we must emerge from this moment with a steadfast commitment to eradicating discrimination, racial disparities, and inequities. Just as we have stood unified to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we must exercise the same resolve to peacefully, but courageously, fight injustice, inequality, hatred, and all biases that would exclude any part of our great, diverse community. Santa Fe College celebrates diversity and embraces everyone’s lived experience. We stand for social justice, and we condemn every act of racism, brutality, and oppression.
Information for students: Counseling services by phone and video are available and we look forward to continuing to provide support to our students. To make an appointment with a counselor, call 352-395-5508, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for employees: EAP Call Center Telephone Line: 800-624-5544. Please contact HR for Company Code. After hours and when the College is closed please contact the SFPD at 352-395-5519 for the Company Code.