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Office: (515) 294-4777
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Statement from President Gregory Geoffroy regarding counseling services
The tragedy Monday at Virginia Tech University is still difficult to comprehend. I want to remind students, faculty and staff that we have free counseling services available to help them deal with emotions stemming from this tragedy or other traumatic situations.
Students are invited to visit the Student Counseling Service, third floor of the Student Services Building, or call 515-294-5056. Students can meet with counselors the day they call or stop in. Student Counseling Services also will send counselors to meet with student groups, or go to residence halls, sororities and fraternities.
Faculty and staff can receive counseling through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by The Richmond Center, 515-232-5811, or 800-830-7009. Additional information on the EAP is available at the Iowa State Benefits Office, 515-294-7680, or http://www.hrs.iastate.edu/eap/homepage.shtml.
This tragedy calls public attention to issues of campus safety and security. As we learn more details about what occurred at Virginia Tech, we will examine our policies and procedures to make sure we are incorporating best practices.
Gregory L. Geoffroy, President
Iowa State University