Gun Violence Task Force

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].

Please note: ACHA Regular Individual and Student members may be appointed by the ACHA President to Board Advisory Committees and Ad Hoc Committees (usually Task Forces) unless otherwise specified in the ACHA Bylaws. Associate members may not be appointed to these committees.

Gun Violence Task Force Charge:

Craft an association position statement on gun violence that will guide our future advocacy efforts. Key elements of the statement include:

  • Gun violence is a public health crisis
  • Role of guns in suicide – suicide is the leading cause of gun related death
  • Potential deleterious effects of guns on campus efforts – guns and alcohol, suicide rates
  • The need for research more on gun violence prevention

Jake Baggott, MLS, 1SG (USAR Retired), FACHA
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Board Liaison
Kim M. Webb, MEd, LPC 
Washington University in St. Louis

Staff Liaison
Emma Glasgow