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Southern University Law Center receives federal grant to support trauma recovery following nationwide HBCU bomb threats
Southern University Law Center (SULC) has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) to support student trauma recovery related to bomb threats toward Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Southern University Law Center was the first HBCU to receive this grant award.
“This grant will allow SULC to address the mental health consequences related to bomb threats and trauma during these tumultuous times,” said John K. Pierre, chancellor of the Southern University Law Center. “It is important that, as an HBCU, we safeguard the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. I want to commend staff members Mary Johnson and Eleanor Collins for researching and applying for this opportunity.”
At the beginning of 2022, more than one-third of HBCUs received bomb threats. Although there were no explosive devices found on any of those campuses, the damage incurred threatened the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff. Because of these actions, the Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Education formed a collaborative agreement to address this trauma through emergency response grants. Project SERV provides funding for institutions of higher education in instances where there are significant violence and traumatic events.
SULC will use the one-year grant to conduct a series of questionnaires, activities, and counseling to assess behavior related to the trauma derived from the HBCU bomb threat. Participation is available virtually and in person. The goal is to provide a stable and safe environment for the campus community.
For more information, contact Jasmine D. Hunter, director of external affairs, at 225-421-9742 or email@example.com.RSS News Feed