Statement from Kimberly Goff-Crews, Secretary and Vice President for University Life, on the Violent Events in Israel and Gaza

October 9, 2023

As we watch the violence taking place in Israel and Gaza, we deeply mourn the loss of life. Our hearts are with the millions of people who are suffering in the region and globally, and, especially, with our students, faculty, staff, and alumni who work, live, and have other deep ties in the area.

Members of the university are reaching out to associated Yale communities to listen and to understand needs and concerns. We are committed to supporting those affected by the violence, and to the continued engagement and open discourse that strengthens our university community in times of crisis.

Yale has resources in place for individuals and groups seeking support:

Members of our community may be moved to express their feelings, political positions, or to learn more. As always, the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life is available to support students, faculty, and staff who wish to convene groups for public discussion or other events in accordance with Yale’s policies around free expression.

If you have been directly affected and need assistance from the university, please contact Ozan Say, Director of OISS at (203) 432-2305.