Support Resources for the UCSF Community – Conflict in the Middle East

The current crisis in the Middle East, with many lives lost thus far, is deeply distressing to the UCSF community. We acknowledge the significance of this conflict and its potential impact on our faculty, staff, and learners, and patients.

As members of the UCSF community, we each come from diverse backgrounds, with unique perspectives and experiences. It is our collective responsibility to foster a safe and welcoming learning and working environment for all, while also promoting the principles of free expression and academic freedom.

On this page, you will find resources, information, and events for support and connection with others.

Community and Respect

"At UCSF, one of our fundamental priorities is to ensure that all members of our community, regardless of background or identity, feel safe, seen, and heard…Let us work together to embrace a culture of empathy and true inclusivity in which every member of our community can join in productive dialogue in service of our shared public mission to advance health for all without fear, discrimination, or bias." — Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS


Safety and Security: Responding to Threats and Harassment

UCSF is committed to maintaining a safe environment, free from bullying, intimidation, threats and/or acts of violence. When faced with such situations, UCSF will take prompt steps to assess, investigate, and/or take remedial actions as appropriate.

Immediate Threats of Harm or Violence

Contact law enforcement directly if you experience physical harm, direct threats, or emergency situations. If you need help, dial 911. For on-campus emergencies, call 9-911 from campus phone of (415) 476-6911 from a non-campus phone.

Reporting Harassment and Discrimination

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) has jurisdiction over the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace Policy (Nondiscrimination Policy) and the University of California Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment Policy (SVSH Policy), both of which prohibit discrimination and harassment of persons on the basis of their membership in any protected category covered by either policy. As part of this work, OPHD responds to complaints from persons who believe they have been subjected to sexual violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, and harassment based on protected categories and/or retaliation related to matters under either policy.

OPHD@ucsf.edu
(415) 502-3400

Respecting Rights and Policies

UC and UCSF Policies:

Department of Education Office for Civil Rights:

Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all students hold a right to a learning environment free of discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, including shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics.


UCSF Support and Resources

Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE) Program
The CARE Program provides free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate including students, staff, faculty, post docs and researchers who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or abuse related to race, ethnicity, national origin, or other protected identities and to any UCSF affiliate who has experienced interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.

CARE Hotline
24/7, confidential, UCSF resource for urgent, crisis support outside of standard operating hours, which are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. (415) 502-8802 – Press 1 to reach a crisis counselor.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) invites UCSF faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows to use their confidential employee assistance services. FSAP is staffed by licensed psychologists and postdoctoral trainees who provide confidential, brief psychological counseling at no cost to individuals and a wide variety of consultation services to the organization.

Urgent after-hours mental health crisis support is available outside of standard operating hours (Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM). Immediate assistance is available during this extended service time is available by calling the FSAP line, (415) 476-8279.

Multicultural Resource Center
Rooted in social justice, and cross-cultural frameworks the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) aims to nurture our diverse body of learners, faculty, and staff. Through programmatic efforts in community building, education, student support, and social justice the MRC is committed to shaping physical and intellectual environments that honor the experiences of all members of the UCSF family.

Office of the Ombuds
The Office of the Ombuds serves as a resource for all members of the UCSF community (faculty, non-faculty academics, staff, administrators, students, post-doctoral fellows, and other trainees) and offers a safe, confidential place to discuss UCSF-related issues and explore possibilities for informally addressing concerns. Please call to schedule your Zoom or phone appointment. (415) 502-9600

Office of Restorative Justice Practice
The Office of Restorative Justice Practices >facilitates various community gatherings and learning spaces, all grounded in restorative justice practices.

UCSF Spiritual Care Services,
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Spiritual Care
Spiritual Care Services facilitates religious rituals and personal spiritual practices and provides emotional support and exploration of issues that are of meaning and value to patients, their families and loved ones, and UCSF faculty, staff, and students.

Student Health and Counseling Service
The mission of Student Health and Counseling Services> is to optimize the physical and mental health of students in order to help them achieve academic success, personal development and lifelong wellness. (415) 476-1281

UCSF Wellness
UCSF Wellness provides resources and support centered around seven Pillars of Wellness: emotional, physical, social, financial, environmental, career, and spiritual. Visit My Wellness for events and resources.

Wellness and Mental Health Apps
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have compiled a list of useful wellness and mental health apps.


Free Speech and Academic Freedom


Leadership Messages

 

 

Contact law enforcement directly if you experience physical harm, direct threats, or emergency situations. If you need help, dial 911. For on-campus emergencies, call 9-911 from campus phone of (415) 476-6911 from a non-campus phone.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) has jurisdiction over the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace Policy (Nondiscrimination Policy) and the University of California Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment Policy (SVSH Policy), both of which prohibit discrimination and harassment of persons on the basis of their membership in any protected category covered by either policy. As part of this work, OPHD responds to complaints from persons who believe they have been subjected to sexual violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, and harassment based on protected categories and/or retaliation related to matters under either policy.

OPHD@ucsf.edu
(415) 502-3400


UCSF Support and Resources

Campus Advisory Resources & Education (CARE) Program
The CARE Program provides free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate including students, staff, faculty, post docs and researchers who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or abuse related to race, ethnicity, national origin, or other protected identities and to any UCSF affiliate who has experienced interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.

Care Advocate 24-hour phone line
(415) 502-8802 – Press 1 to reach a crisis counselor

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) invites UCSF faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows to use their confidential employee assistance services. FSAP is staffed by licensed psychologists and postdoctoral trainees who provide confidential, brief psychological counseling at no cost to individuals and a wide variety of consultation services to the organization.

Urgent after-hours mental health crisis support is available outside of standard operating hours (Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM). Immediate assistance is available during this extended service time is available by calling the FSAP line, (415) 476-8279.

Multicultural Resource Center
Rooted in social justice, and cross-cultural frameworks the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) aims to nurture our diverse body of learners, faculty, and staff. Through programmatic efforts in community building, education, student support, and social justice the MRC is committed to shaping physical and intellectual environments that honor the experiences of all members of the UCSF family.

Office of the Ombuds
The Office of the Ombuds serves as a resource for all members of the UCSF community (faculty, non-faculty academics, staff, administrators, students, post-doctoral fellows, and other trainees) and offers a safe, confidential place to discuss UCSF-related issues and explore possibilities for informally addressing concerns. Please call to schedule your Zoom or phone appointment. (415) 502-9600

Office of Restorative Justice Practice
The Office of Restorative Justice Practices >facilitates various community gatherings and learning spaces, all grounded in restorative justice practices.

Spiritual Care Services
Spiritual Care Services facilitates religious rituals and personal spiritual practices and provides emotional support and exploration of issues that are of meaning and value to patients, their families and loved ones, and UCSF faculty, staff, and students.

Student Health and Counseling Service
The mission of Student Health and Counseling Services> is to optimize the physical and mental health of students in order to help them achieve academic success, personal development and lifelong wellness. (415) 476-1281

UCSF Wellness
UCSF Wellness provides resources and support centered around seven Pillars of Wellness: emotional, physical, social, financial, environmental, career, and spiritual. Visit My Wellness for events and resources.

Wellness and Mental Health Apps
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have compiled a list of useful wellness and mental health apps.

Leadership Messages