Chancellor Gary S. May issued the following statement today (Aug. 14).
As Californians, we are no strangers to the danger of wildfires and their impact on our communities. The recent wildfire destruction that ravaged the Lahaina community on Maui is incomprehensible. The loss of life is devastating, and we mourn for the people of Hawaii and the tragic loss of the historic town.
At UC Davis, we are reaching out to members of our community who are affected directly and indirectly by the fires to offer support and resources.
I encourage students who are impacted to contact the Office of Student Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our case managers are available to help coordinate support efforts across campus and community systems to assist students facing crises, life traumas and more.
Employees can connect with our Academic and Staff Assistance Program, or ASAP, to receive support.
Additional campus resources:
- Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center provides crisis resources, such as emergency shelter, immediate food and financial hardship support, as well as longer-term basic needs support.
- The Aggie Mental Health website provides information to access urgent help and counseling resources.
- Financial Aid Economic Crisis Support Team assists students who are experiencing a financial crisis. Financial aid may be adjusted. When there is a declared emergency, we re-evaluate each impacted student’s eligibility based on their individual circumstances in the form of an appeal.
- Graduate Studies Emergency Grant Program provides support for graduate students experiencing unexpected challenges that impede their progress toward their degrees.
- Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Initiative provides community support, academic advising and resources for the Asian and Pacific Islander, or AandPI, diasporas at UC Davis.