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President Schuster Statement on the Attack of the U.S. Capitol

Dear Colleagues and Students,

I write to you with great sadness after witnessing the shocking insurrection at the U.S. Capitol yesterday and the violent attempt to undermine our democracy.

These are challenging times. Our country is amid a pandemic that has cost more than 360,000 lives in the U.S., and yesterday, our democracy’s right to function was threatened by acts of violence that were inappropriate, unacceptable, and unpatriotic.

Within our KGI family and our local communities, we must continue to be open to dialogue and hearing other points of view. At the same time, we must not tolerate unlawful, disrespectful, or violent behavior.

Our responsibility is to build a community that respects one another and shapes our identities as responsible citizens and informed leaders. It is critical that we continue to care for and look out for one another during this crisis.

If you are experiencing fear, anger, worry, shock, numbness, helplessness, sadness, or any other feelings right now, your emotions are valid.

Please know there is 24/7 support available for students if you need a healing space. You can contact the Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS) main number at (909) 621-8202 and select the number 1 to speak with an on-call crisis counselor. Additionally, 7C Health support is available at any time (register at

Human Resources will be sending out support resources to faculty and staff later today.