Tragedy in Pittsburgh

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp and Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni

We are shocked and saddened by the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.

There is a long, benighted history of anti-Semitism and hatred. It should have no place in our society. We grieve for all of the victims and their families.

We stand with all Jewish members of our community.  

There will be a vigil to mourn and reflect on this tragedy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in Quarry Plaza.

For students in our community needing additional support, we encourage you to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services.

Employees can use the Employee Assistance Program, which provides personal counseling and support.

We would also like to share a message from the campus Center for Jewish Studies.