Statement Regarding Recent Tragic Events of Racial Violence and Discrimination
We at the University Counseling Center are deeply saddened and angered about the racism and pain our Black/African American and other minority communities have experienced for centuries and that have, once again, come to the fore in tragic ways these past couple of months. The outrage sparked by the death of George Floyd is a communal reaction to people collectively bearing witness to just the latest egregious example of injustice that has long been condoned, ignored, and dismissed. We stand in solidarity with Black/African Americans and all people of color, who have endured systemic and pervasive racial injustice on a daily basis throughout the history of our country.
As Father Jenkins said on June 1 at the prayer service and walk for justice on campus: “Let us ask for justice, for an end to the legacy of racism, for an end to violence in our streets and in our hearts, for wisdom to know what to do, and the courage to do it”.
We at the UCC condemn all forms of explicit and implicit racism and discrimination in our community. We are here to support Notre Dame students and especially student members of our Black/African American communities. We pledge to act to advance social justice, inclusion, healing, and hope.
If you find yourself impacted by these recent events and wish to process your reaction with one of our counselors, please contact us at (574) 631-7336.
The UCC Staff
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UCC SUMMER 2020 ELIGIBILITY
Given the unusual circumstances of the COVID-19 health crisis, the UCC will continue to provide services to all current students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and all degree seeking graduate students) and any 2020 graduate who is unable to return to their home country as a result of the Covid emergency, through the summer months. Please click here for more information.
Dear Notre Dame Community,
This is a challenging time for all of us. We’re all likely experiencing some emotional discomfort given the spread of COVID-19 and the disruption to our normal routines. Grief at losing out on experiences, frustration, fear, and uncertainty are all normal reactions at this time. Furthermore, the University’s response to the pandemic and our move to remote learning represents a major change for us all.
Know that Notre Dame is committed to you. We are a community based on caring! The University is working very hard to plan carefully and ensure the continuation of your studies, growth, and campus connections. We are monitoring the situation and will adapt to changing circumstances, and have already made important changes in our services to adapt to CDC guidelines, while still prioritizing your mental health and well-being during these extraordinary circumstances. Please see below for the most current information about how the UCC is supporting students’ mental health.
The UCC Staff
The University Counseling Center (UCC), accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc., provides confidential short-term counseling and crisis intervention services to eligible Notre Dame students and consultation and outreach services to members of the Notre Dame community.
This is a challenging time for all of us. We’re all likely experiencing some emotional discomfort given the spread of COVID-19 and the disruption to our normal routines. Grief at losing out on experiences, frustration, fear, and uncertainty are all normal reactions at this time. Furthermore, the University’s response to the pandemic and our move to remote learning represents a major change for us all.…
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