Message to Kutztown University Community on recent events in our Nation

Dear KU Campus Community, 

The events in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday led to a sad and stressful day for our country. 

Many citizens, including those in our own campus community, regardless of background or beliefs, are hurting. Feelings of sadness, confusion, frustration, anger and disappointment are warranted.   

As always, it is imperative to reiterate that Kutztown University rejects all forms of racism, sexism, bigotry, brutality and discrimination. We reject all forms of violence as a means to an end. We respect the First Amendment rights of all individuals, and believe those rights can be upheld without violence. 

We need to remember that the challenges we have faced collectively as a campus, commonwealth, nation and world in the past year rival any in recent history.  It is important that we take care of ourselves, and that we take care of each other. We must continue to come together as a university community; to talk, to listen, to comfort without judgment; to have difficult conversations; and to help each other make us stronger as a people and as a nation. 

Our university has excellent resources to assist us through these challenges. They can be viewed below. 

We look forward to discussions and growth in the semester ahead, and encourage you to seek support from each other, or one of our resources, if you need it, through the days and weeks ahead. 


Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson

Dr. Warren Hilton
Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs 

Dr. Donavan McCargo
Dean of Students 


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Office of Multicultural Services: (610) 683-4197
Office of Social Equity: (610) 683-4700
Office of Student Involvement: (610) 683-1383
University Counseling Center: (610) 683-4072
Women's Center: (610) 683-4655