SGA released a statement responding to the horrific acts that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
SGA stated they "stand with those affected by this weekend's shooting," and "especially stand with students, on Elon's campus who identify as Jewish."
Executive President Kenneth Brown ended SGA's official statement by saying, "When events in our national landscape affect us all, it is important to be reminded that at Elon University, hate/acts of bias will not be tolerated. It is a violation of our honor code to discriminate or commit hateful acts against people on the basis of any identifier including religion."
"Now is a time where different populations of our students hurt. When their heart hurts, our hearts hurt," the statement said. "For we are One Phoenix, thus one family and we have your back. The Student Government is here to support students in any way we can."
The statement came one day after Jewish Life at Elon held a night of vigil in the Numen Lumen Sacred Space for students of all backgrounds to, "be in a community as we come together to pray, reflect, sing, and heal."
Elon Counseling Services is open to those affected who may need assistance to help process the incident.
Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (336) 278-7280. After hours, the counselor on-call is available at (336) 278-5555.