January 30th, 2023

Dear Chattanooga State Family,

As we learn more about the tragic death of Tyre Nichols, we struggle to understand this senseless violence. The well-being and safety of our community are our top priorities. We understand that many may be experiencing trauma, shock, and disillusionment due to this most recent event.


The following resources are available:

  • ChattState Counseling Services: Counseling Services at Chattanooga State offers free help through an interaction with a trained professional to current Chattanooga State students, faculty, and staff 423.697.4483, Main Campus, IMC Room 124 or virtual Student Support Center.
  • Office of Organizational and Cultural Engagement. Reach out to the Belonging Center at 423.697.3242 for assistance with Employee Assistance Program.



Rebecca Ashford, Ed.D.