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Campus Alert: President’s Message to JSU Community

Dear JSU Community,

Early this morning, our campus was the target of an unsubstantiated bomb threat. The JSU Department of Public Safety quickly worked with the Jackson Police Department to investigate and sweep the campus. They gave an all-clear signal, and we have resumed our operations. We will continue to monitor the situation and have heightened the presence of law enforcement and enhanced our campus safety measures.

The recent threats to HBCUs across the country are a shameless attempt to dampen our sense of safety and freedom by attacking locations traditionally considered a haven for all pursuing an education in a nurturing environment. We take every threat to our campus community seriously. However, we will not be deterred in our pursuit of the promise of the American dream.

We are in contact with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, who are all aligned with our course of action. I’d like to thank the JSU Department of Public Safety for their tireless work in helping us remain safe. I would also like to thank our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners who have committed resources to help us move forward.

Lastly, we will not succumb to any attempts to incite fear amongst our community or disrupt our mission to create global leaders who will help eradicate ideologies that impede our progress as a nation. We have been steadfast in who we are since 1877, and threats will not dissuade us from educating those seeking a transformative learning experience. Together, we will meet and overcome any adversity because we are, and will always be, JSU Strong.

Sincerely,

Thomas K. Hudson, J.D.

12th President