Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Recent Campus Messages from
the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

August 26 2016: Response to Tweet

The University has been made aware of the tweet depicting an act of violence that may potentially involve one of our students and we are currently investigating and responding to the matter. We are deeply concerned about any report of dating or domestic violence and hold the safety and wellbeing of our students and community as our highest priority. We strongly encourage anyone with specific information about this incident to report it to University of California Santa Barbara Police at 805-893-3446

Every member of the UCSB campus community plays an important role in keeping our community safe, reporting dating and domestic violence, and helping fellow Gauchos when they are in need. We urge anyone with information to please report it and to connect those in need of support to the services listed below.

·         UCSB Campus Advocacy Resources and Education, 805-893-4613, available 24/7, confidential

·         Domestic Violence Solution for Santa Barbara County, 805-964-5245, available 24/7

·         UCSB Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office, 805-893-2701

·         UCSB Counseling & Psychological Services, 805-893-4411, available 24/7, confidential

June 13 2016: Response to Orlando Violence

As UCSB celebrated the joyous occasion of graduation this past weekend, we also held a moment of silence as part of each ceremony on Sunday to signal our solidarity in standing against the violence that killed 50 people and injured 53 others in a nightclub in Orlando in the early morning hours.  The flag on our campus is lowered today as a sign of our sadness. As of now, we are not aware of any UCSB community members who have been directly involved.

It is important to speak out against the hate that motivated a shooter to kill people in an LGBTQ nightclub at a Latinx-themed event. We also speak out against the Islamophobia that has followed news of the incident. Hatred and violence towards LGBTQ people, and particularly LGBTQ people of color, continue to impact our society. This tragedy leaves many LGBTQ people, as well as their families, friends,  and allies, feeling fearful, distressed, anxious, and confused.

Most of all, we remember how important it is to work every day to realize a society where all identities are celebrated and where it is safe to affirm one’s identity in community and solidarity with others.

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Exec Team Group 2015-2016

  Student Affairs 2015-2016 Executive Team