On Monday, October 29, 2018, President Monaco provided the following statement to The Tufts Daily:
It’s heartbreaking to see families and communities torn apart yet again by the hatred and violence of a mass shooting. We stand with our Jewish community at Tufts, and we stand against the anti-Semitic hate that fueled this tragedy. I urge all members of the Tufts community to remain committed to working toward positive change that prevents further incidents of violence targeting any identity group. And I encourage any student needing help or feeling a need to talk to take advantage of resources available through Hillel, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and the University Chaplaincy, and for employees feeling similarly to contact the Employee Assistance Program and the University Chaplaincy.