LSU Interim President Tom Galligan released a video message to the LSU community on Tuesday, Jan. 19 ahead of the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.

In the video, Galligan emphasized the importance of a peaceful transition of power to American democracy. He also called for members of the LSU community to be respectful of this tradition.

“I encourage all of you to continue supporting, learning about and participating in our political processes in a peaceful and constructive manner,” Galligan said.

Galligan ended his message with a call to action to unite on both small and large scales.

"As we mark Inauguration Day, let's reflect on the actions we can take to foster greater unity on campus, in our community and in our country," Galligan said.