Thoughts & Prayers for the Boulder Community

TO: The Gonzaga Community
FROM: Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil., President
SUBJ: Thoughts & Prayers for the Boulder Community
DATE: March 23, 2021

On Monday, a man killed 10 people in a shooting spree at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado – another senseless act of violence that leaves families grieving and communities afraid.  We offer our prayers of solace to those directly impacted, and lift prayers for guidance to all in positions of leadership who wish to take further steps to prevent future atrocities of this kind, as well as those responsible for seeking justice.

Gonzaga has a strong network of nearly 4,000 Zags in Colorado, and nearly 2,000 from the Boulder region. We also have more than 230 current students from the state, and recognize that this tragedy has great emotional impact, especially when apart from loved ones.

Please don’t hesitate to seek assistance from the many support services available at Gonzaga if you find yourself in need:

Center for Cura Personalis
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(509) 313-2227

Health & Counseling Services
M-T-W-F: 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(509) 313-4052

Office of Mission and Ministry
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(509) 313-4242

After Hours:
For 24-hour assistance, please contact Campus Security at (509) 313-2222. Campus Security will direct you to the Student Development on-call professional.

Online Resources:
An online wellness toolbox is available with various resources.

Faculty and Staff:
We encourage you to access SupportLinc services through Human Resources. Counselors are available for all employees through 1-888-881-LINC. The Office of Mission and Ministry is also available to offer support; please call (509) 313-4242 or email

First Call for Help:
Phone (509) 838-4428 for assistance. This 24-hour resource is available to provide a supportive listener, immediate help for individuals in crisis, and connection to community resources.

“Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.
Psalm 57:1