Xavier marked the moment of silence with 12 chimes from the clock tower at the Gallagher Student Center. The number of chimes symbolized the 12 countries affected by the disaster: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives Myanmar, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand.
On the campuses of the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University the moment of silence was observed simultaneously.
The campus communities of all three universities are coordinating efforts to raise relief funds for tsunami victims in Asia and Africa. Each campus is raising funds through Feb 9.