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Campus Resources Available for Faculty, Staff and Students
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is reaching its final phase, with jury deliberations to begin early this week. Coverage of the trial and constant reports of racially motivated violence weigh heavily on many in the Syracuse University community, in particular students, faculty and staff of color.
A number of resources are available to community members who need additional support, wish to engage in dialogue or want to explore current issues around racial justice.
For the University Community:
- Students, faculty and staff from across the University have created academic and community discussions, which are viewable on the Syracuse University Community Calendar.
- Syracuse University Libraries has a dedicated page of resources to understand, research and study questions of racial justice.
- Hendricks Chapel offers faith-based counseling and other services open to all campus community members at 315.443.2901 or email@example.com.
- “Let’s Talk About Current Issues”: The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are hosting support sessions for sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences regarding current events such as anti-Asian hate and the Derek Chauvin trial. Meeting times can be found on the Community Calendar.
- Center for International Services: 315.443.2457, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dean of Students Office: 315.443.4357, email@example.com
- STOP Bias: 315.443.3514, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Barnes Center at The Arch: 315.443.8000, email@example.com
- Office of Multicultural Affairs: 315.443.0228, firstname.lastname@example.org
- LGBTQ Resource Center: 315.443.0228, email@example.com
- Disability Cultural Center: 315.443.0228, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Faculty and Staff:
- The Division of Faculty Affairs offers support to faculty and strategies for dealing with “hot moments” in the classroom. For assistance, please email email@example.com.
- The University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Carebridge, has trained clinicians available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 800.437.0911 (TTY:711).