Counseling Center Response to Charlottesville

“NC State stands in solidarity with UVA, the citizens of Charlottesville, and others across the country against these and all acts of hate, bigotry and racism.” – Chancellor Randy Woodson

“The American Psychological Association condemns the racism, antisemitism and antigay attitudes that were manifested by demonstrators in Charlottesville. We support Charlottesville and our nation in efforts to heal from this recent trauma.”

“As an organization committed to non-discrimination and social justice, the American Counseling Association abhors the senselessness of what occurred. ACA extends its sympathy to the families and friends of those who died, and we call on local, state, and federal governments to denounce racist and homophobic actions. There is simply no place in our society for this type of behavior.”

“The American Psychiatric Association condemns all acts of violence, racism and intolerance to include those that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. We must work to eliminate racism and foster a respectful appreciation for multiculturalism and diversity, both in our professional encounters and in society at large.”

“As an organization committed to inclusive excellence and the promotion of social justice, the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors strongly speaks out against racism, discrimination, oppression, and violence in its many forms.”

“The white supremacist rallies and resultant violence in Charlottesville, VA on August 12 were a blight on American values and unacceptable. The National Association of Social Workers recognizes and supports the right of all Americans to free speech. However, hate has no place in America.”

The NC State University Counseling Center stands in agreement with Chancellor Woodson and our professional organizations. We endeavor to provide a safe space for addressing the impact of the political climate on the wellbeing of students. If you are experiencing negative treatment, threats, or more subtle forms of oppression because of your race or ethnicity, religious affiliation, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other aspects of your identity and you are seeking direction on reporting please contact the Bias Incident Response Team (  If you would like to talk about your emotional impact related to these incidences, counseling center staff are here to support you.