Ahmaud Arbery
Ahmaud Arbery

Goizueta Community –

As we work to process the news of the week and outcome of the trial surrounding Ahmaud Arbery’s death, I want to reach out to the Goizueta community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Our thoughts are with the Arbery family and the Brunswick community today.

A key component of justice is accountability – and the verdict delivered today is a positive turning point in our movement toward a more just and equitable world.

Ahmaud was a son, brother, and friend. His death was tragic and unnecessary. It marks a pivotal moment that has spurred critical momentum to address the racial injustice that has plagued our communities for too long.

At Goizueta, we understand the powerful role that business plays in shaping society. As scholars, educators, researchers, and students, we have a responsibility to nurture potential, while also recognizing, acknowledging, and seeking to change the systemic prejudice and discrimination that people of color face each day.

Please know that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion — for every person without exception — remains strong. Thank you for your efforts in this space and your commitment to building a better institution, city, and world. We look forward to partnering with you on this journey and hope you consider joining Goizueta’s Common Reads program, developed to create a safe place for discussion around racism and bias and the role allies can play in driving change. 

As always, we are here for you. We realize that we all process information and events in different ways, whether that’s through talking, listening, or finding the space for quiet, and we encourage you to find what works for you. We’ve included a few community resources for you to consider below.


Karen Sedatole
Interim Dean
Goizueta Business School

Student Resources
TimelyCare TalkNow services
TimelyCare provides 24/7 mental health support. This support includes scheduled counseling visits (12/year) and 24/7 access to emotional support with their Talk Now program, as well as access to a variety of support groups. 
CAPS: Counseling and Psychological Services
CAPS provides multiple support services to students in addition to TimelyMD. 404-727-7450
Faculty and Staff Resources 
The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers individual and group support for faculty and staff members. Call 404-727-9355. If calling after hours, press 2 for crisis assistance. For additional information, visit the FSAP website or email for assistance, efsap@emory.edu