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Student Shot Off Campus

Dear members of the Northwestern community,

We write to share the difficult news that last night, an undergraduate student was shot and seriously injured off campus at Willye B. White Park on Howard Avenue in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Thankfully, the student was transported to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment and is reported to be in stable condition. Members of the Student Affairs staff were at the hospital to provide support.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) continues to investigate the crime and has stated that they believe the shooting was random, and the student was not targeted. We are appreciative of CPD’s efforts.

We are heartbroken and outraged that gun violence continues to have such an impact on members of our community and on the greater Chicago area. Please keep this student and their family in your thoughts.

We understand that situations like this have a profound effect on many members of our community and encourage you to use and share the following resources: 

  • TimelyCare is available to all students as a 24/7 resource for free virtual mental health support, including scheduled counseling and on-demand access to a mental health practitioner.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is another resource for students. Students can find additional services and resources at NUhelp or through the Dean of Students Office.
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers similar support for faculty, staff and postdoctoral trainees with 24/7 access to care advocates, short-term counseling and text therapy.
  • All members of the Northwestern community can access Religious and Spiritual Life, where chaplains are available to talk confidentially and provide support.

We know this news comes at a particularly difficult time, as much of Northwestern prepares for finals and end-of-year celebrations. Please continue to care for one another as we process this difficult news.