Message from the President: Terror Attack in Lower Manhattan

BMCC has a unique history of resilience when faced with tragedies, including the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their impact on our campus. We are a strong community that knows the importance of looking out for ourselves and each other. Our resiliency underlies our response to yesterday’s senseless terror attack that killed eight innocent people who were out enjoying our city’s beautiful recreational sights along West Street.

President Perez

This horrific event is a reminder to be vigilant of our surroundings and safety. At BMCC, our response to crises is a priority. We continue to improve our strategies to protect our college community. We stand firmly in support of all our students, faculty and staff, and reinforce our commitment to provide a safe and nurturing working and learning environment. We have several services in place for any members of our community who need help dealing with the aftereffects of yesterday’s attack.

The Office of Student Affairs, located in room S-350, is available to answer questions and direct students, faculty and staff to get help through the BMCC Counseling Center, located in room S-343.

BMCC will continue to work with NYPD and other city agencies as they investigate yesterday’s attack. Our Public Safety officers are on hand to assist in providing access to our Main Campus at 199 Chambers Street. We will continue to update the BMCC community through social media and other communication platforms.

Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of everyone affected by yesterday’s tragedy.

Sincerely,

President Perez

Antonio Pérez

BMCC President