A Message from President Tate re: Tyre Nichols

January 28, 2023

Dear LSU Community,

The images of police brutality against Tyre Nichols that were released on Friday are deeply saddening and disturbing, and demonstrate a complete disregard for human life. Whether you view the footage or not, we understand that many of our students and community members will feel a wide range of emotions and may need support. The LSU Mental Health Service offers counseling and resources to students, and we encourage everyone to speak to a loved one, friend and/or mental health advocate to share and process their feelings. LSU condemns hatred and violence in any form, and we stand together in continuing our work to create a safe and inclusive environment. 

William F. Tate IV
LSU President