Office of the President

The Tragedy in Thousand Oaks

We grieve for the victims of the tragedy at “College Night” at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks last night, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those killed or injured.

As you may have seen in media reports, several CSU students from the Channel Islands and Northridge campuses were at the venue at the time of the shooting. While it does not lessen our sorrow, the Chancellor’s Office has confirmed that no CSU students were among the fatalities. President Beck from Cal State Channel Islands was at the scene this morning to provide comfort to students, and other campuses in the region are prepared to send grief counselors as needed.

This horrific event happens at a time when we are rightly troubled by recent tragedies in our own campus community, the nation, and the world. As these acts of violence continue to occur with seemingly greater frequency, I share your concern and my heart breaks with you.

Please know that your safety and wellbeing are Cal Poly Pomona’s highest priorities. If you, or someone you know, is struggling or needs help, I implore you to make full use of the campus resources available.

Students may reach out to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), located in Building 66, Room 116. The phone number is 909-869-3220. After-hours and weekend crisis support is available by calling the CAPS main line and pressing “2.”

Employees can call 1-800-367-7474 (CPPLifeMatters) or visit

Likewise, the Office of the University Ombuds is a confidential resource for faculty, staff, and students in need of assistance on a variety of matters.

As always, times like these require that we come together as a community so that we might be strengthened through tragedy rather than divided by it.