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:
- Any students in need of support can contact Mental Health and Counseling at Yale Health, where assistance is available around the clock. The telephone number is (203) 432-0290 during business hours and for urgent concerns after hours. Faculty and staff can find information about Yale’s Employee Assistance Program at Yale Signature Benefits | It’s Your Yale.
- The Chaplain’s Office (Old Campus, Bingham Hall, Entryway D; (203) 432-1128), Yale Religious Ministries and the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (80 Wall Street; (203) 432-9419) are among the resources available to all members of our community.
- The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is open at 421 Temple Street or by phone at (203) 432-2305) to anyone who needs 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.