Buffalo State to hold moment of silence to honor victims of Umpqua Community College shooting

Staff Reports

Buffalo State will participate in a National Moment of Silence at 2 p.m. today to honor the victims of last week’s shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Each of SUNY’s 64 campuses will observe the National Moment of Silence, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher announced.

“College campuses are meant to provide students, faculty, and staff with a safe haven where they can teach, learn, and grow. It is unbearably saddening when a peaceful campus community like Umpqua Community College is disrupted by violence,” Chancellor Zimpher said in a statement. “As those affected by this devastating tragedy continue to heal, the entire State University of New York family will keep them in our thoughts.”

Everyone encouraged to show their support on social media using the hashtag #IamUCC.