At Student Health and Counseling Services we affirm the UC Davis Principles of Community: We affirm the dignity inherent in all of us, and we strive to maintain a climate of equity and justice demonstrated by respect for one another.
Anti-Asian violence in Atlanta, attacks on Asian and Asian American elders locally, in the Bay Area, and nationally may have increased during the pandemic, but anti-AAPI hatred is not a new phenomenon. SHCS condemns anti-Asian racism, xenophobia and violence.
In response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark and many others, we want to acknowledge our deep sadness and outrage about these deaths and the overall impact of systemic and institutional racism on our community. These traumatic events, along with countless others, represent a long history of anti-Black violence in our nation. SHCS stands in solidarity with our African Diaspora students and colleagues at UC Davis and in our larger community.
SHCS is committed to affirming and providing support for all our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by experiences of racism, discrimination, prejudice, bigotry, aggression and violence and to challenge ourselves to advocate for equity, inclusion, and fairness.
The overwhelming stress of oppression recent events can lead to mental and physical health concerns. We encourage you to contact us if you (or someone you know) would like support with processing and coping with recent and/or past experiences of trauma or any other health concerns. It may be helpful to check on those you care about, take the time to care for yourself, and reach out if you need support.