On the Death of George Floyd

Bellevue College is shocked and horrified by the death of George Floyd, whose life was brutally taken while in police custody. We mourn his loss, the loss of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other beautiful lives that had no right to be taken.

We ask members of our community to offer support and comfort to our African American brothers and sisters who fear for their safety, to educate yourself, and to speak out against bias and hate.

We can all advocate against hate. This includes being open to learning and expanding one’s consciousness by listening more and talking less. It includes recognizing that we are limited to our own life experiences, and that those of us with privilege might not see others’ experience of injustice. It includes entering ally-ship with a renewed commitment to justice and human equality.

Below are resources for our BC community as we collectively grieve – please don’t hesitate to reach out. Together we can take action and make Bellevue College a safe and welcoming campus for all.

Emotional Support Services
• For students (available online): BC Counseling Center, (425) 564-5747 or fill out an online form for an appointment
• For faculty/staff: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), (877) 313-4455

Multicultural Services
Multicultural Services provides culturally-sensitive academic and support services to BC students, (425) 564-2208.

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) primary function at Bellevue College is a cultural commitment to inclusion, please visit their website for contact information for staff.

Report a Concern
Report any concern online, from worrying behaviors to sexual harassment, bias incidents, or misconduct.

Last Updated June 3, 2020