Howard University Seal Thursday, November 12, 2015

President Frederick Updates on Campus Threat

November 12, 2015

Howard University Community,


The online threat towards Howard University has not been followed by any additional threats or suspicious activity. The investigation is now being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The Howard University Department of Public Safety is working closely with the FBI, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the Metro Transit Police Department as the investigation continues.  We will provide updates, with additional information, as facts are confirmed.  In the meantime, increased security will continue to be provided on campus and at area Metro locations.

We strongly denounce the sentiment expressed in the online threat because it speaks against the very freedoms that Howard University and our community stand for. I am encouraged by the response of the Howard community in its show of support and solidarity.

Maintaining campus safety is our top priority. If you see something, say something and contact Howard University Department of Public Safety at (202) 806-1100 or the District of Columbia Metro Police Department at (202) 727-9099.

The following resources are in place to assist students, faculty, and staff in need of counseling services.


University Counseling Center

6th and Bryant Streets NW

Washington, DC 20059

Main phone number: (202) 806-6870

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Walk-in intake hours: M-W-F 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

University Counseling

Director: Dr. Ayana Watkins-Northern

Crisis Hotline: calls after 6 p.m. (202) 345-6709

For more information visit: Emergency Services


Office of the Dean of the Chapel

Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction

Main phone number: (202) 806-7280

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday – Friday or by appointment

After hours -


Howard University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program

Ms. Akosoa McFadgion

Howard Center, Room 508

Hours of Operation:

Friday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Week of Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-ins only


Office of Student Services

Howard of Operation: Friday

Howard Center, Room 724

Friday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Week of Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-ins only

Students:  For additional information, contact Dr. Constance Ellison at


For Employees

The Department of Human Resources: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

HU Service Center, 2244 10th Street NW, 4th Floor, Room 413

MetLife EAP: 844-7Metlife or, username:  MetLife3-3 and password:  guest

The EAP counselors will be on-site Friday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Howard University and Howard University Hospital employees should contact Ms. Michelle Lamb Moone at