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Dear Triton Community,


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAAPI) communities are experiencing a rise in racism, xenophobia, and acts of violence as a result of COVID-19 in the U.S. and across the globe. In the twenty weeks between March 19 and August 5 of this year, over 2500 anti-Asian hate related incidents were reported, with 46% of these reports coming from California. From verbal assaults and the more insidious “shunning” to violent hate crimes, in businesses, on streets, and in public parks, with women targeted more than men, this alarming rise of anti-Asian racism is deeply concerning and affects many of our students, staff, and faculty in the Triton Community. 

We recognize this pandemic also disproportionately affects our AAAPI members who embody other marginalized identities including disabilities and chronic illness, LGBTQ+, and migrant/refugee communities. Such compounding experiences, coupled with the systemic erasure, invisibility, and conflation of AAAPI communities across a wide range of ethnicities only serve to further exacerbate existing disparities and fuel xenophobic and racist acts that often go unnoticed or underreported.

We also acknowledge the similar and stratified experiences of Black, Native, and Latinx communities that are deeply impacted by the same stream of hate and ignorance. We honor the intricately intertwining histories of oppression against these communities as well.

We condemn the rise of anti-Asian racism occuring in the U.S. and around the world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We stand in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. 

Actionable items we can take:

If you have experienced racial bigotry or been victimized at the university, report the incident to both the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) and Stop AAPI Hate. If you need additional support, contact Counseling and Psychological Services and your college's Dean of Student Affairs.

In solidarity,

Eleanor Roosevelt College 


All UCSD students have received an email indicating the Educational Policy Committee of the Academic Senate is offering undergraduate students a one time only option to petition to retroactively change grading options from Letter to Pass/Not Pass in Fall 2020 classes. These petitions will be granted. 

Eleanor Roosevelt College has also made exceptions and WILL accept P grades for all MMW courses taken Fall 2020 – Winter 2021. Students can exceed the one Pass grade allowed for the ERC Regional Specialization requirement for Fall 2020 – Winter 2021.

The option will be accessible to you during the first four weeks of Winter 2021: January 4 - January 29, 2021. We will NOT accept petitions for this request outside of this designated time period. Please wait for further notification on the process. 

Read the full announcement from ERC Academic Advising HERE.


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The purpose of the human rights and migration minor is to encourage students to treat human rights and migration as both intellectual and practical questions. Students address critical questions: What sorts of rights do citizens, migrants, and refugees deserve? Where do rights come from—from political communities like the nation-state or from universal understandings of humanity? Who counts as a human deserving of rights? How are human rights different from citizenship rights? This program helps to prepare students for a career in research and teaching, public policy, working in NGOs that advocate for and monitor human rights compliance, immigrant service-providing organizations, government agencies, or law. The unique research and writing opportunities offered by this minor also make it an excellent preparation for graduate school.

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In an effort to practice social distancing recommendations, the Eleanor Roosevelt College Staff will be working remotely until further notice. You can reach us during our regular business hours through the following methods:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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(858) 534-3755. Press 2 for Urgent needs after hours. Counseling will be available 24/7.


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Non-Emergency: 858-534-4357, Dial 911 in an emergency 

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