We understand students are currently experiencing extra strain from many sources often beyond their control. Asian L&L hopes to support students by guiding them to these helpful organizations and resources that can offer specific assistance. We also encourage you to reach out to your instructors and peers to keep them in the loop when you need additional support.
|Mental Health Resources||Online Learning|
|Safety and Legal Resources||Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources|
|Food, Rent, and Utilities|
- My SSP: access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, available 24/7 and in multiple languages.
There are several ways students can connect to My SSP:
Phone: 1-866-743-7732 (inside the US), 001-416-380-6578 (outside the US)
Online chat: Chat with a My SSP counselor on the My SSP website or on the My SSP app
(Apple App Store | Google Play).
- UW Counseling Center: Make an appointment or get in touch with a mental health professional right away. Online workshops and counseling sessions over Zoom.
- Husky Health and Well-Being: A collection of the most up-to-date and supportive resources for students.
- ULifeline: An online resource specializing in support for university students.
- The Hope Center: Resources for college students.
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook: Free download from The Wellness Society
- Black Mental Health Alliance
- Liberate App: Meditation app created for the BIPOC community
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” or text “Hablanos” to 66746 for 24/7 bilingual support.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Confidential advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for anyone experiencing domestic violence or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
- King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: Confidential advocates are available 24/7 at 888-99-VOICE (888-998-6423) to provide crisis intervention, information, and referrals for medical or legal advocacy.
- International Students: UW International Student Services (ISS) is updating their website regularly with information for F1 and J1 visa students. There is an FAQ on what International Studies need to know for Autumn 2020.
- Student Legal Services: Student Legal Services (SLS) is an on-campus law office that provides a safe and confidential space for all UW-Seattle and Bothell students who have legal questions or concerns. They offer free 40-minute consultations on a broad range of issues. Students can also hire them for ongoing representation for a low hourly rate.
- Know Your Rights: ACLU's guide to what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.
- UW Bias Incident Reporting
- Safecampus: The UW violence prevention and response team at Safecampus is available to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others.
- Title IX: UW policies prohibiting sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct apply to all students, faculty and staff—whether the prohibited behaviors happen in person, online, over the phone, or in some other form. You have the right to make a formal report through the Title IX Office. The Title IX Office also provides support and resources so that those who have experienced harm better understand their options. Note: The 2020 Department of Education federal regulations, effective August 14, 2020, define sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct more narrowly than UW policy and require specific procedures for investigating allegations, possibly including a verbally conducted cross-examination. Read more about these changes on the FAQ page.
- COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund: If you are facing unforeseen financial hardships due to COVID-19, UW employees may apply for this grant.
- Free or Low-Cost Internet Access: Comcast is offering two free months of internet service, apply by Dec. 31, 2020. Xfinity WiFi hotspots (view map) are available to anyone who needs them for free. The City of Seattle is offering low-cost internet access and free and discounted devices for residents.
- UW Campus Food Pantry: Use the UW Food Pantry's online form to select the food you want as well as the day and time block you want to pick up your food. If ordering ahead is not possible you can order in person when you arrive.
- Other food banks and resources: Please refer to Seattle Human Services' Emergency Food Resources Map, which is updated weekly, to find detailed information about food banks and free food around Seattle. The University District Food Bank is located on Roosevelt Way at 50th. You can find the food bank nearest you on this directory. If you need food dropped off at your door, use this form from the Mutual Aid Solidarity Network.
- Seattle's eviction moratorium will extend through the end of December, 2020.
- UW Housing and Food Services: Students in UW housing should check with HFS about their options.
- Online Learning Guides:
- Borrow Equipment: Students can now borrow laptops for the full duration of an academic quarter through the Student Technology Loan Program, for free. They also have options for shipping equipment to students who are unable to travel to the UW Seattle campus.
- Zoom 101: This guide provides tips and tricks to attending class sessions held on Zoom.
- Canvas 101: This guide helps you navigate Canvas, the UW's learning management platform. Be sure to double check your time zone in Canvas so that you do not miss deadlines.
- Libraries: The UW Libraries are physically closed but you can access materials online. There is an additional FAQ for students about Autumn quarter.
- Accessibility: Course content should be accessible to all students. Students with documented disabilities should request accommodations through Disability Resources for Students (DRS). If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access UW websites, videos, on-line forms, or other IT, please send a detailed message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tutoring: Online tutoring is available through CLUE and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity's Instructional Center.
- Bias Incident Advisory Committee: This committee collects information and advises the vice president for Student Life and the vice president for Minority Affairs and Diversity on reports of bias-related incidents that may impact the University of Washington community.
- Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity: The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff.
- UWHR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources: UW Human Resources has compiled resources, trainings, policies, community groups and events for all UW employees.
- The D Center: The D Center strives to create an inclusive, accessible space affirming of all bodies, minds and identities by fostering a culture of social justice and pride.
- The Q Center: The professionally-supported resource, advocacy, and mentoring center for queer students and concerns at the University of Washington.
- University of Washington Office of the Ombud: Serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss your situation, consider options, and develop a plan for the future.
- Mutual Aid Solidarity Network - Seattle: Dedicated to organizing for collective well-being through class solidarity, disability justice, anti-racism, and abolition. Collects donations to distribute food and necessities to our community's most vulnerable during COVID-19 and the protests against police violence.
- UW Libraries Racial Justice Resources: This guide is a starting point for students and faculty seeking to better understand issues related to racial justice and racism in America.