Incident at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz resources

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway

The UC Santa Cruz community remains saddened today about the apparent murder-suicide incident at UCLA. Our thoughts are with those affected by the tragedy.

Tragic news can be difficult to process. I encourage students who wish to speak with someone to contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 831-459-2628. Faculty and staff may call the Employee Assistance Program at 866-808-6205

The news from UCLA comes at a time when students may be feeling pressure or anxiety as they work on important assignments and take final exams. "Healthy" stress associated with the end of the quarter can provide that extra little push that can help students complete assignments. However, stress that feels punishing or inescapable to the point that it interferes with the achievement of goals raises concerns; there are campus resources that can help all members of the UC Santa Cruz community through such difficult times.

f you find yourself struggling, please seek support. You may contact the Dean of Students Office or the Slug Support Program at or 831-459-4446. Counseling and Psychological Services offers self-help resources online, including stress busters and tips to enhance mood and well-being. Students may also find health and wellness resources through the Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) program in the Cowell Student Health Center.