Dear Graduate Students,
Hopefully, you have already been working with your department and learning about resources and information for a productive semester. As the Graduate College Diversity Team, your wellbeing is of paramount importance to us. Our goal is to hold space for you by organizing a resource that breaks isolation and promotes wellness. Whether you have a strong support system in place, are seeking to make connections, or have concerns that have not been met, our team is here to help.
- Grad Chat Zoom Meetings: These chats/virtual meetings are designed to extend an ethic of care and support for you! They have been organized as a time to build and maintain a sense of belongingness, community and solidarity amongst graduate students of color. The zoom meetings will take place every SCHEDULE TBA. All are welcome. Each week, we will feature a relevant campus resource to improve your UA experience. The meetings are not meant to be additional work, but a place to relax, check in with friends, and learn useful information. Stop by briefly or stay for the hour. ZOOM Meeting: TBA.
- Campus Resources: Campus Health: Home | Campus Health (arizona.edu), Counseling & Psycological Services: https://caps.arizona.edu/, visit the Student Success Resource Page at: studentsuccess.arizona.edu and the University's Office of Public Safety: https://safety.arizona.edu/. Check these resources periodically to stay informed about the support UArizona is providing its talented and resilient students.
Lastly, like many of us, you may be experiencing information overload. If this is the case, take a short break and check out this excellent CAPS wellness link that celebrates your strength and resilience! Practice self-care, reach out for help, and connect with loved ones. You are valued by your friends, faculty, graduate program, and of course the Graduate College.
We are in this together!
Dr. Frans Tax, Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion
Graduate College Diversity & Inclusion Team
Dr. Andrew Huerta
Dr. Celeste Atkins