- Black Student Support Group
With Dr. LaNeisha Waller, UCS and Shalisa Gladney, Afro-American Cultural Center
The Black Student Support Group will serve as a space for Black identifying students of all gender identities to respectfully listen to each other, share thoughts, feelings, provide validation, and offer encouragement to fellow Black students at the University of Iowa. The group is open for Black students to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 within the Black community and serve as a space for Black students to process the violence, police brutality, and racism experienced during this time of social and political unrest as it relates to the Black Lives Matter movement.
- The primary goal of a support group is to help members cope with issues or problems in their lives. This is NOT a clinical therapy group. Member commitment to a support group is minimal, meaning, members can ‘drop in’ for a session whenever they choose.
- Although attendance may be minimal, it is encouraged that members try to attend support groups regularly, for the benefit of themselves and the group.
Wednesday’s | 12:00 PM:
- February 3
- February 17
- March 3
- March 17
- March 31
- April 14
- May 12
Join: Complete this form in advance to receive the Zoom link. Please complete by Wednesday at 12:00pm.
- Living through Loss
With Dawn Bates
Loss and grief touch all of our lives in different ways and have a variety of impacts. Losses may be new or years old, but they may still impact our daily lives. Grieving is a journey that affects us in varying degrees at different times of the year and different points in our lives. Sometimes it can be helpful to have support and guidance on that grieving journey. Living Through Loss offers that support to University of Iowa students.
Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 PM
- ADHD Support Group
With Kyle Votroubek
The ADHD Support Group is for students with ADHD to connect and talk about resources, tips/tricks/advice about managing ADHD, and share experiences of navigating college and relationships with ADHD. All ages, races, genders, and majors are welcome as a variety of identities help students connect across diverse experiences and perspectives. Students are welcome to participate as often as they would like - weekly or only during weeks that is convenient.
Fridays | 1:30-2:45 PM
Join: Contact Kyle Votroubek at email@example.com
With Tianyi Xie and Scott Liu
The Solidarity support group is a safe space for students of color to talk about concerns, share experiences, and stay connected with one another and the UI communities. Potential topics including racism and discrimination, social distancing and loneliness, navigating the education system, and other adjustment difficulties. Max 12 participants, first come first serve.
Fridays | 12:30-1:30 PM
- Success, Not Excess
With Heidi Schmitt
This group provides a safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through abstaining or reducing alcohol and other drug use. The group operates from a “no pressure” approach by encouraging discussion of shared experiences and achieving success on campus by removing the barriers created by substance use.
Thursdays | 4:00-5:00 PM
- Homelife: Student Parent and Caregiver Support Group
With Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp
HOMELIFE is a weekly, Zoom-based support group for students who are parents, students who are caregivers, and students who are expecting. Taking care of others while studying is always a big challenge, and Covid-19 has amplified caregiving stressors in so many ways for so many families. At Homelife we will connect, care, and strategize together. No registration required--come and go as needed.
Thursdays | 12:00-1:00 PM