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The fifth of the undergraduate colleges, Eleanor Roosevelt College is distinguished by a passionate commitment to the humanitarian ideal of its namesake, the author of the 1948 Declaration of Universal Human Rights. Eleanor Roosevelt’s spirit lives on in our motto: “Scholarship, Leadership and Service”. The Making of the Modern World, ERC’s writing program, anchors our global vision while numerous programs invite students on journeys across the world, learning the arts of world citizenship by being of service to the world.

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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 last 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

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Minors Hosted by ERC

Human Rights and Migration Minor

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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ERC Special Minor

The ERC Special Minor is intended to allow ERC students with a particular interest in one geographic region to gain a familiarity with a language and academic topics relevant to the region. This minor overlaps with the Regional Specialization general education requirement at ERC.

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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


Counseling and Psychological Services

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


Campus Police

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

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