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 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.
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.
Colleen McCarthy will be available on Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Colleen is a Senior Staff Therapist and Psychologist Resident at University Counseling Services.
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Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member.
What makes Let’s (Tele)Talk different from counseling services at UCS?
No appointment necessary (first-come, first served)
No paperwork to be completed
Easy access support and consultation
Let’s (Tele)Talk is especially helpful for students who:
Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do
How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?
While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will now be offered via Zoom. Click on the relevant link below to access a Zoom meeting with a Let’s (Tele)Talk counselor. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the counselor is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and is meant to be used on an as-needed basis.
Join us winter term as we host a series of speakers that are working to redefine the term “outdoorsy”. Often times the term “outdoorsy” seems exclusive to one demographic: straight, white men. Throughout the term we will be bringing in a variety of different speakers who will discuss creating and holding space in the Outdoors where often times their identities are not always welcome. Our first speaker will be drag queen and environmental activist Pattie Gonia, who will discuss her gender identity and expression in the outdoors. Pattie strives to create a more inclusive outdoors and inspire people to go outside, even if they’ve never been before. She truly embodies that being outdoors and fabulous are not mutually exclusive.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 21st
Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 413 869 2398
Sign-up: None required
Queer & Christian (Q&C) is a community of LGBTQIA+ people seeking Jesus together. We support one another, hold space for healing, study scripture, protest anti-queer theology, and discover the Jesus who cares deeply about marginalized people—the Jesus who cares about us. For more information, contact Emily at 503-267-4252!