Community Care and Resources in Response to Israel-Gaza
Haverford College is invested in the care of our community and its members. We work to ensure that each member of our community can thrive and experience belonging while here.
As a diverse live-learn-work community committed to critical inquiry and ethical practice in local and global settings, we value, advocate and create opportunities for, and participate in dialogue and discussion. We don't speak in general terms or make assumptions about groups of people. We accept that we may be under- or mis-informed at any given moment.
We are a peace-seeking community that condemns violence in principle. We seek ways of navigating the world and solving problems without resorting to acts of violence. Among the things we draw from our Quaker history – and which is central to our identity – is the notion of seeing the light in every person.
Community Messages from President Wendy Raymond
- November 9, 2023: Supporting each other and standing against antisemitism and Islamophobia
- October 12, 203: War in Israel and Gaza
- An expanding compendium of learning resources compiled by the Haverford College Libraries
- Calendar of Engagement
- Expressive Freedom and Responsibility: Haverford promotes fundamental academic freedoms of inquiry and expression within the continuity of a residential learning community.
- Posters: flyers or similar signs on campus must meet specific criteria that foster engagement and dialogue or they will be removed.
- Harassment and Discrimination: targeting individuals or groups is strictly prohibited. If you think you may be witnessing or personally experiencing antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, or any other form of hate-based discrimination, you can send a report via this Incident Reporting Form for acts committed by students, or contact our EEO officers for reports concerning faculty or staff.
- advising deans about navigating academic and social matters;
- faculty teaching your courses or serving as major advisors for academic guidance;
- CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) counselors about concerns you have about your life, including a wide range of topics that upset, frighten, confuse, thrill, sadden, or anger you;
- religious and spiritual life advisors, including:
- wsulliva [at] haverford.edu (Walter Hjelt Sullivan), Director of Quaker Affairs
- Anna Coufal, Philly Hillel Network & Jewish Student Union
- selkhashab [at] gmail.com (Sameena Elkhashab), Muslim Student Association
- egurevit [at] haverford.edu (Rabbi Eli Gurevitz), Bi-Co Chabad Student Group
- hamza.shaikh [at] gmail.com (Hamza Shaikh), Muslim Student Association
- jwinaker [at] phillyhillel.org (Rabbi Jeremy Winaker), Philly Hillel Network
- other student life and SDEA (Student Diversity, Equity, and Access) staff for emotional support; and
- Campus Safety for concerns about personal safety. Any member of the community can also use our reporting form to alert appropriate staff members to issues of concern.
Faculty and staff may wish to contact the College’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for access to a variety of helpful resources including 24/7 mental health counselors.