Emory Stands in Solidarity with Ukraine and Offers Support to Students, Faculty and Staff | Emory University

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, Emory University stands with Ukraine and offers support to students, faculty, and staff who are impacted by the crisis.

“With Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, we are witnessing a historic atrocity,” said Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves. “This is a tragedy for the people of Ukraine – for the many lives that will be lost and the many others who will be affected. At Emory, we are reaching out to provide support to members of our community with strong ties to the region during this difficult time.”

Emory provides outreach and support services to members of the university community who may be affected by the Ukraine-Russia crisis. Services for international students and scholars supports Emory’s diverse international community through advocacy, collaboration, education, and immigration expertise. The university will continue to assess the needs of members of the Emory community affected by the war in Ukraine.

Fenves is also part of a coalition of more than 500 college and university presidents calling on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to issue a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation and announce Special help for students (SSR) for Ukrainian nationals residing or studying in the United States.

According to Presidents Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TPS provides work permits and protection from deportation to designated country nationals who cannot safely return to their home country. SSR provides additional flexibility and relief to international students from Ukraine, preventing them from losing their F-1 status.

Campus support resources

Emory offers a variety of resources that are available to any student, faculty, or staff who would like assistance in dealing with the current crisis or other issues:

Counseling and psychology services (CAPS) provides individual, group and couple counselling; stress management courses; and community outreach to provide support to students at the Atlanta and Oxford campuses and help them overcome emotional and interpersonal difficulties. CAPS on-call counselors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Atlanta Campus: 404-727-7450. Oxford Campus: 770-784-8394.

TimelyCare is a free mental and physical telehealth for students. Sign up using your Emory email address. Once there, you can access the TalkNow 24/7 option to speak with a mental health provider or schedule a session with a provider.

Student Intervention Services (SIS) assists students in times of crisis, not only as an invaluable resource in an emergency, but also as a source of impartial, non-judgmental advice for students seeking advice and assistance in difficult times in life. 404-430-1120.

Student Health Services (SHS) offers free psychiatric services to all enrolled Emory students. Services include diagnostic psychiatric assessments, medication assessments, long-term psychiatric medication management, and community referrals. To learn More information about contacting SHS for after-hours emergencies. Atlanta Campus: 404-727-7551. Oxford Campus: 770-784-8376.

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life offers worship, prayer, meditation and support through spiritual communities, educational programs; confidential pastoral care; and connections to service and social justice efforts. We also plan wakes and other rituals with students, faculty and staff. Atlanta campus website. Oxford campus website.

Teacher Assistance Program (FSAP) provides free, confidential support to employees and family members who are eligible for benefits. Services include individual, couple and family counselling, coaching and consultation, as well as individual or team crisis support. Daytime emergency appointments and after-hours on-call support are available. Visit the emergency services webpage or call 404-727-9355 (WELL).

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