SPC President Responds to Threats to Our Nation's HBCUs

February 2, 2022

St. Philip’s College Community,

As you may be aware, there have been bomb threats reported at more than a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) over the past few days. Though no threats have been reported at St. Philip’s College, the Alamo Colleges District Police Department has collaborated with law enforcement agencies locally and nationally, including nationwide calls with the FBI and International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators to ensure we have the best information available about potential threats. We have prepared our agency and have agreements in place for mutual aid with the San Antonio Police Department and the FBI Fusion Center in the event of a threat or incident.  

HBCUs play a critical role in the American system of higher education offering culture, a rich history, and rigorous academic programs. St. Philip’s College, as one of the most historical and diverse community colleges in the nation, has since its founding in 1898, endured all kinds of challenges and disruptions, but we have always emerged stronger. We will not succumb to any attempts to incite fear amongst our community or disrupt our mission to empower our diverse student population through educational achievement and career readiness.

We continue our practice of providing safety tips and information and urge students, faculty, and staff to contact campus police with any concerns or suspicious activity.

Sincerely,
Dr. Adena Williams Loston
St. Philip’s College President

Alamo Colleges District Emergency Number:
210-485-0911

Alamo Colleges District Non-Emergency Number:
210-485-0099