Sandra R. Patterson-Randles
Preparing our campus, protecting you
In this time of heightened global uncertainty, I want to let our campus community know that IU Southeast will uphold its mission to educate all students in a safe and protected environment.
With the onset of our nation's war with Iraq, our campus administration will stay in contact with appropriate local, state, and federal agencies to ensure we have the most up-to-date information to pass on to the campus. We want all students, faculty, and staff to feel secure at IU Southeast.
The IU Southeast website now has a link to IU's emergency preparedness page, which explains what to expect during each color level of terrorist alertness, as well as other pertinent information.
Our campus offers an array of services, including counseling, to anyone who may feel impacted during such national duress. Our University Police are on duty 24 hours a day and can be reached at ext. 2400 from any campus phone. For those who may feel overwhelmed or are personally affected by the Iraqi conflict, please feel free to contact counselor Skeets Hettinger in the University Center South at ext. 2243 between 8 and 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Our Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Ruth Garvey-Nix, can also be contacted at ext. 2420 if there are any other concerns regarding these events.
Our university strives to ensure that all campus community members have opportunities to assemble peacefully and exchange views and ideas, regardless of how controversial. During this time in particular, we must be respectful towards all individuals whose opinions, culture, and religious beliefs may differ from our own. In this way we will maintain a healthy educational environment for all.
Fourteen of our students have already been called away to military duty and we want to keep them in our thoughts. We wish for their safe and swift return.
Our international students may need extra comforting at a time when they are far from their homes and families. We should all reach out to them to ensure their needs are being met and that they feel fully included in our campus community.
Though IU Southeast has grown substantially over the past five years, it remains a close-knit campus community. Now, more than ever, we need to embrace this attribute and allow ourselves to draw strength from each other and from our commitment to the community values of intellectual freedom and respect for all people.
To Protect and Serve.
The Indiana University Southeast Police Department is a fully empowered law enforcement agency. The main objective of this department is to ensure the safety, peace, and tranquility of the academic community.