Hoosiers, the staff on campus work behind the scenes to keep you safe, healthy, and prepared for whatever comes next. We want you to thrive here at Indiana University. With the unprecedented levels of changes to our lives, changes in how we learn and go to class, changes in work and employment, and changes in our social lives, together we will emerge from these moments because we are Hoosiers tried and true.
These are unprecedented times. What’s happened in the past few weeks has changed the world forever. It will change Indiana forever. Right now, we’re afraid, we’re angry, we’re sad, we’re anxious, and we have no idea what might come next. What we’re feeling is overwhelming, and the challenges we’re facing are complex. They’re real, and they’re close to home.
As the world changed, we were forced to change with it. Longtime plans are canceled. Sports and social events have disappeared. We can’t be together and it hurts.
But we are sacrificing because what’s at stake is nothing less than the lives of our brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, our friends, our fellow humans, ourselves. So be strong, Hoosiers. Never daunted, we cannot falter. Together, we will lift each other up. We will fight our way back. We will emerge from this moment and look each other in the eye and know more than ever what it means to be a Hoosier.
We’ll be tried, tested, and we will remain true. Together, we’ll embrace each other in a new day, not be defined by the things we sacrificed, but defined by our perseverance. We will rise up, stand tall, and charge forth for the glory of Old IU. Because together, now and forever, we’re all for you.
We offer resources to help Hoosiers continue to thrive, even though we are separated and away from campus. We’re still Hoosiers and we’re going to keep learning, keep teaching, keep helping each other, and keep thriving!
Looking for ways to improve your stress management, general wellness, resiliency, or mood? WellTrack is a new app that offers self-assessments, tools to manage anxiety and depression, progress tracking, and much more. It’s available to ALL IU students for FREE! Download the app and learn more on the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website.
During this time of uncertainty and transition many of us are already grieving many different types of losses. These might include in-person interactions, social connection, job stability, economic security, daily routines, and milestone experiences and events. Several of us are also experiencing anticipatory grief over losses we expect to face in the future, and some of us have already lost a loved one. Our sense of the world around us has been shifted, as have our beliefs about the stability and security of our society. Below we have listed some resources on how to take care of yourself after a loss and other resources that we hope will help you navigate this difficult time.
Submit a Care Referral
A Care Referral is an easy way to request help with an issue or concern, especially if you don’t know which office or department to contact.
Consider a CAPS Counseling Services
You can schedule a 30-minute virtual visit with a counselor, visit here to get started.
For many of us, this is a different way to live with no large gatherings, no face-to-face contact and the need to practice social distancing from others. But social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. Campus departments are still providing opportunities for you to stay connected while social distancing.
Activities to Defeat Boredom
The Student Involvement and Leadership Center put together a list of Virtual Program opportunities you can do from the comfort of your couch.
The Arts at IU
Weekly Arts at IU event, Thursdays@Home is a variety program featuring live performances by IU faculty and students from a wide range of disciplines and creative practices, from music and poetry to dance and theater, and more! Find a schedule of events for Thursdays@Home here.
IU Arts and Humanities Council
Weekly Wednesday at 8pm EST live streaming series of A&H talks and presentations about COVID-19 and related phenomena. Check out the A&H weekly newsletter for updates on arts and humanities programming.
Experience film from home with Q&A opportunities and virtual screening events. Click here to access their online event calendar.
The Weekly Late Nite series returns at the start of the fall semester. The weekly Late Nite series includes both virtual events and small in-person events. There are so many opportunities for you to engage with fellow Hoosiers through Late Nite programming, visit our page every week to see what’s new with Late Nite.
In addition to anxiety about health and distance learning, you may be experiencing significant financial stress. We recognize that there won’t always be a solution to financial stress, however, IU is here to help.
Get help with unexpected expenses by applying for Emergency Funding from the Student Advocates Office.
Crimson Cupboard Food Pantry
Crimson Cupboard offers free food to IU Bloomington students. Stocked by donations and staffed by volunteers this special food pantry lessens the effects of poverty and food insecurity in our community.
Off-Campus Lease Help from Student Legal Services
You may need some guidance on how best to manage your off-campus lease during these financial uncertainties. Student Legal Services offers confidential legal advice and representation to IU Bloomington students. Visit here for more information or to request an appointment.
Working Through COVID-19 (IUHR)
Student employees play an important role on-campus. For general guidance and a FAQ section to help you manage your IU employment during this time, visit IU Human Resources.
MoneySmartsis a resource to help you make informed financial decisions before, during, and after college. The program is designed to help you establish good money habits and to help reduce student debt as much as possible. Whether you want to learn through podcasts, blog posts and articles, or take a course throughMoneySmartsU, this free resource is here to increase your financial literacy.
Staying at home for a prolonged amount of time can pose a substantial challenge for remaining physically active, eating well, and getting proper amounts of sleep. Here are some IU resources to help you maintain or even begin to practice healthy practices to help you manage your physical health.
IU Recreational Sports
Provides guided group exercise sessions brought to you by our nationally certified leaders in video format. Visit here to get started.
Questions about exercise, nutrition or sleep, you can ask a member of the IU Recreational Sports Personal Training Team. They are here for you, fill out this online survey to get started.
IU Health Center: Health and Wellness
Schedule a Health Coach Session: Coaching sessions guide you in shaping and refining your goals, celebrating your successes, aiding you in finding your motivation, and keeping you on track to be the best you. Once you have the guidance you need, you’ll be prepared to make choices that will keep you healthy for the rest of your life.
IU Health Center offersnutrition consultationappointments virtually, get started today on taking charge of healthy eating.
The IU Health Center is open for both in-person appointments and virtual appointments, visitherefor more information.
Career Development Center
All career services offices are offering virtual career coaching for students. You can find that information by visiting the career website associated with your school or contacting the Career Development Center directly.
Virtual programs including virtual career fairs continue in order to help you navigate the job search and internship process. Visit your career services offices within your school to find the upcoming events calendar.
During this time, we must keep learning through different online avenues. These new avenues require new strategies and tools, IU has resources to help you manage this new way of learning.
Keep Learning IU is a great resource providing you with tips and strategies to help you as coursework moves online.