Office of the Dean of Students COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Update March 23, 11:30 a.m.: Oregon Governor Kate Brown calls for Oregonians to stay home, closing specific retail businesses and requiring social distancing in most cases. The executive order took immediate effect on March 23, 2020.
In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) is currently operating with reduced staffing levels and has transitioned to offering most services remotely. Thank you for your understanding and patience as together we work to sustain the health and well-being of our campus community.
We are committed to maintaining high levels of support and resources for our students. During this time, our staff will continue to check and respond to voicemails and emails. DOS will also continue to offer crisis response drop-in hours remotely, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; please call 541-346-3216 if you need assistance.
Refer to the site below for official updates regarding the University of Oregon’s response to COVID-19, including frequently asked questions.
Students in Crisis Fund
Many students are dealing with serious financial disruptions related to the national response to COVID-19. If you are in a financial crisis that may negatively impact your academics, you may apply to receive financial support from the Students in Crisis Fund. To apply please fill out the application.
Due to the number of applications, processing time may take longer than usual. If you have already applied to the Students in Crisis Fund, please know we are going to follow up with you as quickly as we are able.
Ducks Do Something
We want every Duck to be the best version of themselves. But you weren't born knowing how to navigate every situation you'll encounter while in college. That's OK. We have resources and programs here to help you make healthy decisions and support your fellow Ducks, too. It is important that we are here for each other and understand how our actions affect our community so that we all can have a positive experience together. We encourage all Ducks, if you see something, say something! Ducks Do Something! Learn more about programs and student organizations working to support a safe and healthy campus.
Leadership and Involvement
You are a vital part of building a better community for all Ducks. We have a number of opportunities in the Dean of Students Office available for you to be a leader in your community. Maybe you want to build stronger multicultural communities or continue a legacy built on shared values. It could be providing your perspective on a committee, facilitating workshops, or student employment. Wherever your passion leads you, there are opportunities waiting.
Student run transgender/non-binary support group
Each Friday for the remainder of the term the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker LRP Black Cultural Center will host a Netflix Party via a link posted on our Instagram page. We hope to have students, faculty, and/or staff join us in watching an array of films with Black actors.
Call to our LGBTQIA+ Community: Help us honor and celebrate our Lavender Graduates!
The LGBT Education and Support Services is accepting submissions for community gifts and words of congratulations for our Lavender Graduates!
What is Lavender Graduation?
Lavender Graduation celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of undergraduate and graduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, aromantic, asexual, agender, non-binary, pansexual, same-gender-loving, two-spirit, allied, and all others connected to the LGBTQIA+ community. This ceremony is celebrated by colleges and universities across the country for over 15 years!
What is our call for submissions?
We are calling on YOU, our community of artists, creatives, writers, and supporters to offer a memento, note, or handmade craft to each of our Lavender Graduates. Submission may include handwritten notes, paintings, embroidery, jewelry, collages, dried flowers, enamel pins, or really anything!
Submissions may include:
1) A note (congratulations, advice, community love) sent to all graduates.
2) A personalized item or note mailed to all graduates. Once we receive your personalized items, we will take care of shipping these individually to graduates.
Why call for submissions?
Due to our ceremony moving to a remote setting, we are missing our community being present for our Lavender Graduates. This is a creative way to be part of our graduate’s moment of accomplishment by offering tokens of our appreciation and celebration. Plus, it is a fun activity for those looking to get to crafting and being part of an initiative for LGBTQIA+ community care!
The submission form, notes, and community offerings due May 31st
Lavender Graduation on June 14th from 3:00p.m.– 4:30p.m.
Please join us for the celebration, graduates will be opening their Lavender Graduation goodie bags during the ceremony! To RSVP for Lavender Graduation please complete this form by June 12th to receive the Zoom link.
If you would like to nominate LGBTQIA+ graduates and UO affiliates for Lavender Graduation Awards, please complete this form by June 1st