Office of the Dean of Students COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
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 drop-in hours remotely, Monday through Friday, 1:00–4:30 p.m. These drop-in hours are subject to change over university breaks and summer term. Please call 541-346-3216 if you need assistance.
The University of Oregon is planning for a responsible and safe to return to in-person, on-campus instruction, in compliance and coordination with federal, state, and local orders and guidance. Visit the links below for more information.
If you are experiencing a financial crisis please fill out our online intake form, as you may be eligible to receive financial support from the Students in Crisis Fund. Once you complete our intake form, a Dean of Students staff member will follow up with you within a few days to discuss your situation.
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.
Every year, the JSMA partners with the University of Oregon’s Common Reading—campuswide programming around a shared book and its themes—to organize a Common Seeing exhibition that explores and expands on the Common Reading through visual art. The 2020-21 novel is This is My America by UO Assistant Vice Provost for Advising, Kimberly Johnson. The Common Reading’s charge of Listen. Learn. Act. incorporates different bodies of work across multiple platforms, focusing on Blackness, Black experience, and dismantling racism. The works on view in this year’s Common Seeing, on loan from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, are by Black American artists Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976) and Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Their art compels us to look, listen, learn, and act.
The JSMA believes that art can move people to change. As an academic art museum, it is critical for us to listen, learn, and act in order to build trust and understanding. We are committed to the advancement of anti-racism in museum culture and diverse and equitable approaches in our work. The JSMA’s exhibitions and public programs strive to amplify multiple perspectives, experiences, and voices. LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. is generously made possible by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.
Image: Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Sorrow’s Kitchen (detail), 2020. Wood, tin, acrylics, spray tar, ceiling tin and linoleum, 28 x 12 x 10 in. Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer (Photo Credit: L.A. Louver).
Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga Class is hosted by TransPonder every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Due to COVID, the classes are FREE and will be held on Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for link.
No prior yoga experience is required
All experience levels are welcome
To be in a home in your body is a human right as well as an immense gift and privilege. To move in a way that feels seen and supported. To feel your breath and down-regulate your nervous system. We are here to support you and your path of wellness.
To access the virtual zoom links, please click on the yellow button named "Join Stream". Which can be found in the top right corner when you click on the event to pull up the complete details.
While the impact of the pandemic has disrupted all of our lives in one way or another, the effect of quarantine on individuals with marginalized identities and/or intersecting traumatic experiences is a little more complicated. Survivors of sexual violence have their own unique histories, circumstances, and needs related to their trauma, just as they have the same related to their unique identities. Using an intersectional and social-justice framework, we are offering a community space to discuss barriers to well-being and offer skills and strategies for coping through quarantine. We believe in the power of community and skill building and would love to engage in these conversations with you - join us!
This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit saam.uoregon.edu.