Resources at UCR amid violence in Israel and Palestine

October 9, 2023
Elizabeth Watkins
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
October 9, 2023

Dear Campus Community,

We were heartbroken to watch as violence broke out in Israel and Palestine this past weekend.

At UC Riverside, we encourage department leaders to reach out to students, faculty, and staff that may be impacted. Additionally, we provide services for students through the 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. 

At times like this, we must remain steadfast in aligning our behavior with the Principles of Community, sent just last week, which state our shared commitment to a respectful, cooperative, professional, and courteous environment. Anyone who experiences discrimination or harassment should contact the Office of Title IX, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action.

University of California Board of Regents Chair Richard Leib and UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. also shared the following statement with the UC community.