Message from the Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor: Response to tragedy in Sri Lanka

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Dear students and scholars,

Our hearts are heavy as we join the world in mourning those who lost their lives this past weekend in Sri Lanka. We struggle to find words of comfort in situations like these, but please know that Global Affairs is here to support our international community. You can contact Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) within Global Affairs if you have concerns or need assistance by emailing siss@ucdavis.edu or finding staff contact information on the SISS website.  

There are resources on campus for students and scholars experiencing any stress related to this tragedy:

For Students: You may contact Affaf Waseem, director for Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian Student Resources in the Student Community Center, at awaseem@ucdavis.edu, with any questions or concerns, or if you need someone to talk to. You can make an appointment through Student Health and Counseling Services which provides services to all registered students, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.—4 p.m. in 219 North Hall (please call 530-752-0871 for an appointment). Urgent drop-in care is also available at the Acute Care Clinic Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.—5 p.m. in the Student Health and Wellness Center located on La Rue Road. This can be accessed without an appointment.

For Scholars: The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers confidential, cost-free assessment, counseling, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health System faculty, staff and families. For scholars located in Davis, ASAP is located at 112 A Street, in the Guilbert House, across the street from Voorhies Hall. For an appointment, please call 530-752-2727. For scholars in Sacramento, ASAP is located in Ticon III, room 2100, 2730 Stockton Blvd., two blocks south of the main hospital. For an appointment at the Sacramento ASAP office, please call 916-734-2727.

To our students and scholars from Sri Lanka and all those impacted by this senseless act of violence, our thoughts are with you during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Joanna Regulska
Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs 

Wesley Young
Director of Services for International Students and Scholars within Global Affairs  

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