Dear Natural Sciences faculty, staff, and students,

The violence this week that left six Asian American women dead in Atlanta, Georgia is horrific. It comes at a time when anti-Asian bias, violence against women and the elderly, and aggression has risen across the country, with incidents documented in our own CSU community. These ongoing racist incidents are abhorrent and unacceptable.

We in the College are committed to vigorously supporting our Principles of Community and to pushing back against whatever forces motivate those who would cause pain to innocent persons because of their race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender or any other identity. 

It is essential that we stand together in support our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, particularly those who are feeling fearful or vulnerable at this moment.  For those of you that are hurting now, please reach out to our on-campus resources and take time for yourself and your family and friends. 

We encourage everyone to take time to look at these available resources:

Also know that our doors are always open to you and you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to any of us if you are in need.


College of Natural Sciences Leadership Team

  • Janice Nerger, Dean
  • Arlene Nededog, Director of Inclusion
  • Lisa Dysleski, Associate Dean
  • Melissa Reynolds, Associate Dean
  • Simon Tavener, Executive Associate Dean