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This page contains important communications from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Communications are shared via university email and/or announcements to faculty, staff and students.


A Response to the Ukraine Invasion (Mar. 8, 2022)

 

As a diverse and vibrant academic community of students, faculty, staff, and researchers, we must come together in times of great pain. The news, images, stories and social media covering the ongoing war in Ukraine, as well as the courageous resiliency and bravery of the Ukrainian people, certainly instills a range of emotions including heavy distress and grief.

It is important to remember that in this moment of global conflict, we are indeed a community. We stand upon a values-based culture, one that applies not just to our affiliation to this institution, but to the way in which we live our lives, treat our neighbors, and serve others.

So, I want to encourage anyone who has a desire respond during this geopolitical crisis, to remember that our values call on us to demonstrate kindheartedness and going beyond service as we support the needs of others with generous hearts.

Below are links to organizations that are directly supporting relief efforts and ongoing support for refugees affected by the war.

Doctors Without Borders
International Medical Corps
International Organization for Migration
International Committee of the Red Cross
Cordelia Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

As we continue to witness the events taking place in Ukraine, please keep in mind the well-being of our international students, colleagues, and friends.

If any of our students are struggling during this difficult time, I encourage you to utilize our Student of Concern reporting form available online on the Student Affairs website. Team members may also reach out to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for general support. Additionally, the Counseling Center @TTUHSC is a great resource available to our employees and students who may be in need of counseling support.

Sincerely,

Jody C. Randall
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


TTUHSC Resources in Response to the Conflict in Eastern Europe

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will be hosting the Virtual Community Dialogue Space on March 17 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Central Time  and March 18 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Central Time. Interested TTUHSC students, faculty, and staff may join the space at any point during these times.

This space is intended to foster community among those who have been impacted by the ongoing conflict in eastern Europe and those who want to take time to reflect on the situation. Staff from the Counseling Center @ TTUHSC will be present in spaces to facilitate a dialogue on mental well-being, resources available through TTUHSC, and any related topics that participants may find relevant. If participants wish to break into small discussion groups around identity, interest, or experience, facilitators will be prepared to utilize breakout rooms for this purpose.

Register to participate in one or both iterations of the Community Dialogue Space on Zoom. 


 

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