Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

February 8, 2023
Marko Princevac
Vice Provost for International Affairs
February 8, 2023

Dear Campus Colleagues,


The news of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria has been deeply troubling. The scale of the impact, the destruction, and, most importantly, the large loss of life is devastating and difficult to comprehend. UC Riverside is proud to have faculty, staff and students from the impacted region and our thoughts are with everyone who is affected by this still unfolding natural disaster.   


Events like these are shocking and unpredictable and can leave many of us to feel helpless. The team in International Affairs and the International Students and Scholars office are here to support you. 


Students looking for emotional or mental health support may contact UCR’s Counseling and Psychological Services team at 951-827-5331. 


UCR employees can connect with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program for confidential counseling, referrals, and other resources. 


Our sympathies to those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.