In response to the shocking news of the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando, FL targeting the LGBTQA+ community, I wish everyone an empowering and safe Pride Month as we mourn the events and innocent lives lost in the attack. I encourage everyone to be safe and vigilant if you are attending any events at SF Pride next weekend and to report any concerns to authorities immediately.
This tragedy comes on the heels of the senseless murder of Professor William “Bill” S. Klug, a respected, dedicated and caring faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. I echo Chancellor Dirks’ sentiments in standing in solidarity with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters of our sister campus and the rest of our UC community.
These tragedies strike at many of the core principles of our tolerant, respectful academic community. As details unfold, it is normal to have a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions even if you have not directly experienced or been affected by the crisis. I encourage you to take advantage of the campus resources available, and familiarize yourself with training and protocols for campus emergencies. See some resources for students and staff below.
Fiona M. Doyle
Dean of the Graduate Division
Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering
Resources for students and staff
- 9am – 5pm | Monday – Friday | 202 Cesar Chavez Student Center
- For general questions: (510) 642-4786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For advocacy and support: (510) 643-5727
- To schedule an appointment: (510) 642-9494
- Drop-in Counseling at Tang Center (no appointment necessary) between 10am – 5pm
- Satellite Offices & Drop-in Counseling
- Additional Drop-In Hours for Week of June 13
- After-Hours Counseling Line: (855) 817-5667
- University Health Services, Tang Center, Suite 3100 (3rd floor)
2222 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720-4300
- Phone: (510) 643-7754
- Email: email@example.com
- Call 911 | Call 510-642-3333 (from cell)
- In case of major campus emergency
- Tools to survive targeted violence
For additional information about coping with death, violence, loss and other trauma, please see the UHS website.