March 11, 2022
The continued escalation of violence against civilians in the war against Ukraine is deeply disturbing and tragic. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian community, both those who are living in the United States and those who are in Ukraine fighting or fleeing as refugees to other nations around the world.
As a globally diverse higher education institution, DMACC has staff, faculty, and students who are from Ukraine, Russian and other Eastern European nations as well as other nations in the world where civil unrest, large-scale violence, governmental suppression, and persecution of civilian populations is a constant reality and threat. We encourage everyone in the DMACC community to provide additional outreach and sensitivity to colleagues, students, staff, and faculty who are directly impacted by the current conflict. We also want to ensure that discrimination or bias of any kind against students, staff, faculty or administrators who may be of Russian or any other decent does not occur in our efforts to support our Ukrainian colleagues and students.
We understand students, faculty, and staff may be affected by the events of the week between Russia and Ukraine. As a DMACC community, our hope is that we choose to come together and support each other. DMACC students, we want you to know that you can find support throughout our institution as well as our counseling services.
DMACC faculty and staff, we want all of you to know that we support you during this time and offer the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through our Human Resources office that can provide additional resources and support. For more information, please contact Jenifer Owenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.