Support for the UC Berkeley community after the Morocco earthquake

September 11, 2023

Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Dania Matos and Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Sunny Lee shared the following message of support on September 11, 2023:

Dear campus community,

On September 8, 2023, a powerful earthquake struck overnight about 50 miles from the city of Marrakesh. The death toll is already above 2,200 and feared to be even higher. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the earthquake. 

The well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are top of mind as we process the uncertainties of the aftermath of this disaster. If you or someone you know has been affected, please know that support is available.

Support Resources:

In times like these, the strength of our community truly shines. We encourage all members of the UC Berkeley community to support one another with kindness and compassion. If you are in the position to help others, here are some resources we are aware of (though as this is still unfolding many have yet to update their web pages with specific info):

We invite you to share this message of support with your networks; please take care of yourselves and each other.

In community, 

Dania Matos
Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

Sunny Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students