Statement from the Vice Provost of Student Affairs to the COVID-19 Pandemic
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020
Hi Hoosiers –
We miss you. As you adjust to online learning this week, please be assured we are still here to support you.
We know that you may be trying to balance your role as an IU student with caring for younger siblings, children, or family members, serving as an associate instructor, or working essential jobs that keep our communities going, and more. While you are adapting to this new reality, lean on us, knowing that we will do all we can to help you navigate this difficult time.
Need some extra support or care?
We are here for you. Please submit a Care Referral if you are feeling concerned for yourself or another Hoosier. We will help get you or the person about whom you are concerned connected to the appropriate resources.
Keep Each Other Safe
Hoosiers help Hoosiers. If you are someone who needs to shelter-in-place in Bloomington, please remember that Governor Holcomb’s directive is to stay in your home for anything other than essential needs (like groceries, medical assistance, or limited outdoor activity at a social distance). Please remember that hosting or attending social gatherings is not an essential activity, and may have serious consequences for you as a student. One consequence may be charges under the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct . We know isolation can be hard, and we know you care about your community. We are here for you, so please use any and all of the services listed here to get through this time and stay healthy.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be offering limited services by phone/video. Appointments, including 30-minute CAPS Now visits for new clients, can be made by calling: 812-855-7688. For emergency situations, please call 911.
Join our anxiety online workshops if you need support.
The Crimson Cupboard is open. Crimson Cupboard offers free food to IU Bloomington students who cannot otherwise afford it. Hours of operation for pick-up of prepackaged bags:
Mondays: 2:00-4:00 PM
Fridays: 2:00-4:00 PM
Disability Services for Students
Staff of the Disability Services for Students Office (DSS) are available remotely. If you need support, please contact your coordinator or email email@example.com.
Indiana Memorial Union
Very limited areas in the Indiana Memorial Union are open to facilitate student study needs. Please enter at the Alumni Hall doors to access the computer lab and Starbucks lounge. Please note – social distancing practices will be in place.These areas will be open Monday–Friday 8:00 AM–9:00 PM and weekends 11:00 AM–6:00 PM. The Biddle Hotel and all dining options in the building are closed.
IU Health Center
Most of the IU Health Center services remain open to support you and your well-being. Get the latest information here.
If you are experiencing illness, please call 812-855-5002 before coming to the IU Health Center, or screen your symptoms using the IU Health screening app. If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath and have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, please isolate yourself and call the IU Health Center immediately.
Student Advocates Office
The Student Advocates Office is available remotely to assist students. If you need support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to the donors of the Beverly Warren Emergency Fund for Students and the generosity of the IU Student Government, there is funding available to assist students who qualify and are facing a critical financial crisis. Students in this situation can apply for COVID-19 Emergency Funding.
Student Legal Services
Have a question about your off-campus lease? Contact Student Legal Services to learn more about your options.
Student organizations provide meaningful and rich experiences that are vital to learning, leadership, and community-building. Stay involved with your student organizations or discover new connections through BeINvolved. Your involvement and activity may look different now, but those personal connections and the work of student organizations create the full IU experience and now more than ever, preserving the Hoosier experience matters.
Access to RPS on-campus residence halls and apartments is limited to students approved to reside on campus at this time. Other RPS residents should consult theRPS website for updated information regarding their move out process.
IU Recreational Sports
IU Recreational Sports facilities are closed. However, stay connected on Facebook (IURecSports), Twitter (IURecSports) and/or Instagram (iurecsports) to virtual wellness content soon!
Although the library buildings are all closed, Virtual Reference at IU Libraries is fully ready for our students and faculty. Choose your favorite way to contact us.
- Text: 812.671.0275
- Chat: libraries.indiana.edu/help.
- Call: 812.855.0100
- Email: email@example.com
Hours of service: Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM–7:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM (Closed on Saturday and Sunday)
- Students are invited to schedule one-on-one Zoom consultations with Learning Commons Research Assistants. We can’t wait to “see” you. Students can also “drop in” for a Zoom consultation any time Monday-Friday from 12:00 PM–5:00 PM.
- Accessing online resources from off-campus? Ensure you have full-text access to all IU Libraries' ebooks, journals, databases, and more.
Campus Bus Service is limiting the number of passengers allowed on buses.
Keep up-to-date with changes to student services here.
I want to thank you all for your selflessness and kindness during this extraordinary and unprecedented challenge. We stand with you as we finish out a semester all of us will never forget.
Be well and let us know how we can support you.
We are all in this together.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Division of Student Affairs