The Check on your U Crew campaign continues this month with a reminder for all members of the University of Utah community to check on their friends, peers and colleagues during this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic. This proactive campaign launched in April to encourage students, staff and faculty to reach out to others who may be feeling isolated and not only offer personal support, but remind them about all the resources still available to them through the U.
“We started this campaign back when we had only been working and learning from home for a few weeks,” said Mary Ann Villarreal, vice president for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. “Once it became clear we were going to be home for several months, we knew it would be important to expand this campaign into the summer and continue spreading support and services to our U community no matter where they are now.”
For the month of June, the #CheckOnYourUCrew theme was a reminder that you are part of your U crew. President Ruth Watkins and Michelle Valdes, vice president of student relations for the Associated Students of the University of Utah kicked things off with tips on how they are taking care of their own health and wellness:
During June, our #CheckOnYourUCrew initiative is focused on you—making sure you are providing self care and doing things to promote your own well-being. Thanks to Michelle Valdes for joining me in sharing her tips! @uofustudentgov @uofuedi @uofuwellness pic.twitter.com/En56VX7qYj— Ruth V. Watkins (@RuthVWatkins) June 3, 2020
Throughout July, members of the U community are encouraged to check on others and invite their friends and colleagues to do the same on social media using the hashtag #CheckOnYourUCrew.
How to get involved
- Reach out to members of your “U Crew” to see how they are doing and if they need anything.
- Encourage them to reach out to campus resources including the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA), LGBT Resource Center, Black Cultural Center, American Indian Resource Center, Student Success Advocates, University Counseling Center (UCC), Feed U Pantry or Financial Aid. Other resources for students can be found here.
- Invite them to attend one of the many virtual connectivity sessions hosted by the U including:
A schedule of virtual meetups hosted by EDI centers and partners can be found here.
Any members of the University of Utah community who have experienced domestic/interpersonal violence are encouraged to contact the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition or the University Center for Student Wellness. Racist and bias incidents can be reported via the Office for Inclusive Excellence form here.
Clare is talking about our #CheckOnYourUCrew June challenge: checking in on yourself. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? What actions can you commit to when life feels like a lot? Also, get a sneak peak at the end of the video of a new service from the LGBT RC coming soon! pic.twitter.com/iq7UQoXn87— UofU LGBTRC (@UofULGBTRC) June 11, 2020
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Because it is so important to take care of each other! To our MLS, Pre-MLS, Graduate, Post-baccs, and our entire MedLab community... please know we are here for you, we are in this together 💪🏽🤍 #mls #medlabscience #mlsstudent #uofumls Repost @universityofutah with @get_repost ・・・ #CheckOnYourUCrew We’re asking the U community to reach out to classmates, colleagues & friends during this incredibly difficult time and not only see how they’re doing but let them know about all the resources still available to them through the U. Read more at the LINK in our bio. • #UofU #universityofutah
Our Admin Assistant, Guillermo, has found a way to stay healthy (mentally & physically) while we continue navigating our world today. Don't forget to #CheckOnYourUCrew and remember that it's just as important to take care of yourself!@UUtah @uofuedi pic.twitter.com/et1ZC2U0sZ— Office for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (@uofuhei) June 11, 2020
#TGIF! Thank you again to our #HealthCareHero family for tackling another week on the #COVID19 front lines with fierce determination and dedication to your patients! Wishing we could give you all a giant group hug! We encourage everyone to #CheckOnYourUCrew! @UofUHealth pic.twitter.com/sl2lxD3ill— U of U Internal Medicine (@UofUInternalMed) April 17, 2020
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Hey y’all, check out today’s stories for some tips from some of the UCC staff on how they check in with themselves as part of the #checkonyourUcrew campaign ♥️ what are some ways you check in with yourselves and take care of your emotional wellness? #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selfkindness #compassionateliving #compassionatecommunities