Supporting those impacted by earthquake in Mexico

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Jaye Padgett, Vice Provost, Student Success, and Tyrus Miller, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

We are saddened by today’s news that a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake about 100 miles from Mexico City has toppled many structures, and at current count has killed about 140 people.

We want to recognize that many in our campus community with friends and family in the region have been affected by this deadly quake. With rescue efforts continuing and the estimated number of victims expected to grow, we know our neighbors in Mexico face a tough recovery.

If you have been impacted by the earthquake, please contact our Slug Support program, which was created to promote early intervention with students who may be under stress. The campus also offers counseling and psychological support through the CAPS program and through Student Health Services.

We realize the real work has just begun in the aftermath of today's tremblor and other recent natural disasters. As long as our students and their families may be impacted, we will continue our outreach and support.