The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and a national emergency in the United States. Uncertainty and fear are breeding an increase in domestic/interpersonal violence, where personal safety is in jeopardy. Some students are returning to unsafe environments or may not be able to return home at all, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community where their identities may not be accepted.

Many American Indian students are experiencing anxiety and frustration due to technical issues that they feel may be causing their academic experience to suffer. Further, many underrepresented students are feeling isolated as they are now “social distancing” themselves from their friends, families and social networks who are their communities of trust. While we are coming together as a campus with the best interests of all in mind as we work to stop the spread of coronavirus, we also want to keep in mind the social and emotional needs of those who may be suffering in silence.

#Check on Your U Crew

Reconnect with our campus community through our various virtual events including support groups, game sessions, and more!

Listen to Vice President Mary Ann Villarreal and President Ruth Watkins discuss the Check on Your U Crew initiative on president.utah.edu or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher!

Resources

Center for Student Wellness

wellness.utah.edu

COVID-19 Resources

facebook.com

EDI Centers

diversity.utah.edu

Student Success Advocates

ssa.utah.edu/

University Counseling Center

counselingcenter.utah.edu/

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

udvc.org/resources/get-help-now.html