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Message from President Mark Rutland: Tragic Off-Campus Incident

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

There has been a tragic event that has struck a member of the ORU community. Carissa Horton, a freshman and a resident of Claudius dormitory, was killed in a off-campus incident. The Tulsa Police Department is investigating the incident, and we are working with them. Please be in prayer for her family, wingmates and all those who were impacted by her life.

We grieve for her loss and know that the Great Comforter will help us as we mourn.

Please know that the safety of our students is of the upmost importance at this university. If you feel any safety concern in any situation, please call 911, call security at x7750, or use any of the security boxes that are located around campus.

Please join me in prayer for the Horton family.

Your Servant at ORU,

Mark Rutland, Ph.D.