Geneseo Remembers


Open Letter to the Community

President Denise Battles' open letter to the Geneseo community - January 26, 2016


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe to be on campus?

Yes. The authorities have assured the community that the deaths occurred in an isolated incident and that there is no danger to students or the surrounding community.

  • Are there other remembrance events scheduled to honor Kelsey and Matt?

Yes, events are scheduled into next week. View the list here.

  • Is there a video of the Remembrance Ceremony?

Yes, the entire ceremony can be viewed at this link (the beginning of the video features a series of slides featuring Kelsey and Matt's life):

Support for Students, Faculty and Staff

If you have been impacted by this event and would like to speak to a qualified professional, the following resources are available to you. If you feel overwhelmed or worried that you may hurt yourself or someone else, please do not hesitate, seek assistance. University Police is available at all times (585-245-5222) or utilize the resources listed on this page. We're here to help. 

During Business Hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Therapists will be available in Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling.

After Hours (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)

  • The WARM Line (general support from a certified specialist trained in crisis intervention and trauma informed care): 585-563-7470
  • Lifeline (general support or support for suicidal ideation): 1-800-310-1160
  • Mobile Crisis of Livingston County: 585-255-0288
  • Pathways (general support from a student peer advocate): 585-237-8860 or online chat

Additional Support for NYS Employees

The NYS Employee Assistance Program is a peer assistance program jointly sponsored by labor and management. NYS EAP provides confidential information, assessment, and referral services to NYS employees, their family members, and retirees.

  • NYS Employee Assistance Program Phone: (585) 245-5740 (this phone line is monitored regularly and a coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible). 
  • NYS Employee Assistance Program AFTER HOURS: 1-800-822-0244