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We are UNLV Strong

In Remembrance

UNLV is grieving for the victims of the Dec. 6 shooting, and we will forever remember and honor those we have lost and who were injured. We are sending our love and support to the victims, their families, and friends during this difficult time.
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Jerry Cha-Jan Chang, Ph.D.


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Patricia Navarro Velez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Naoko Takemura

Naoko Takemaru, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Rebel Recovery Program

President Whitfield, in collaboration with university leaders, has created the campuswide Rebel Recovery Program. The safety, security, and well-being of the UNLV family – our employees and students – is our priority. Rebel Recovery will encompass special events, wellness services, training opportunities, security and safety issues, and more.

Mental Health Reimbursement Program

The President and Provost’s offices, Business Affairs, and Human Resources are pleased to offer reimbursements to employees who have paid for counseling or other mental health services as a result of the December 6 tragedy.

The program will cover payments made from Dec. 7, 2023 – Sept. 1, 2024, or until funds are exhausted.

Gratitude, Encouragement, and Appreciation

Since the Dec. 6 tragedy, the Rebel community has experienced kindness, support, and encouragement from so many. We would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for all those who have helped and inspired us as we continue our recovery process.

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Two people embracing each other at the December 6 vigil
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Upcoming Events

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How You Can Help

There has been an outpouring of support and care from our Southern Nevada community and Rebels around the world since the tragic December 6 shooting that took the lives of members of our Rebel Family and impacted us all. Funds to consider for donations:

  • The UNLV Emergency Support Fund was established by the UNLV Foundation. This fund will be used to help the campus recovery, including counseling services for our students, faculty, staff, and first responders.
  • Memorial scholarship funds in the names of Jerry Cha-Jan Chang, Patricia Navarro-Velez, and Naoko Takemaru were established by the Lee Business School and the College of Liberal Arts. These support UNLV student scholarships.
  • The Resiliency & Justice Center, in conjunction with the UNLV Foundation, has set up a fund to accept donations for families of victims who died in the incident and to help those who suffered severe physical injuries. A donation link is on the VSRC’s website at https://resiliencyandjustice.org/unlv/.
  • Purchase UNLV Strong merchandise to benefit the UNLV Emergency Support Fund

*All the funds listed on the Emergency Fund page have no administrative fees.

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