Dear Marietta College Community,

While several days have passed since a gunman entered two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, I write today to let you know that our hearts and thoughts are with the loved ones of those who were tragically killed in these shootings. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim students, employees, and fellow community members, and we pledge to continuously stand against acts of hate.

This horrific act of terror resulted in the loss of 50 lives, with dozens more injured. We will continue to dedicate our efforts and resources at Marietta College to providing a safe and inclusive campus environment, and we encourage you to utilize the resources available to you on campus, including the Center for Health and Wellness and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Bill Ruud
President and Professor of Management