JMU offers support through global conflict

JMU News

Dear Dukes,

As we all have been watching and reading about the tragic situation unfolding in Ukraine, we have also been thinking about our students, faculty, alumni and greater local communities impacted by the conflict. We are reminded once again of how we are all interconnected, and our thoughts are especially with our friends and colleagues who have family members and friends in the region during this time of crisis.

We have reached out to members of the James Madison University community who have been directly affected and will continue to offer support and resources. We recognize the uncertainty and heaviness many are experiencing and continue to provide assistance.

All members of the JMU community are invited to utilize the support offered on campus as we work through these difficult moments together. Please reach out to your friends and colleagues to check in on their emotional well-being and offer encouragement.

The Center for Global Engagement at JMU will continue to serve as a connection for international students and faculty. CGE has already been in touch with individual students, but we want to ensure that we are connecting with members of our campus community who are affected in particular ways.

On Tuesday evening, the lights on Wilson Hall will be reflective of the colors of the Ukrainian flag to show the university’s support and solidarity.

Each of you remain in our thoughts as we hope for peace and resolution.

For additional support, please connect with these resources:

Self-Help resources available through the University Counseling Center, including self-care spaces (Oasis or The Studio on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center)
TAO mental health resources
Counseling Center’s Additional 24/7 Emergency Resource Information
Counseling Center, 540-568-6552; After-hours mental health emergency support, 540-568-6552, press "1"
• Dean of Students Office, 540-568-6468 or through a Madison Care Referral
• Sentara RMH Emergency Department, 540-689-1414
Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor

With support and caring thoughts,

Jonathan Alger, President
Heather Coltman, Provost
Donna Harper, VP Access and Enrollment
Nick Langridge, VP Advancement

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Published: Monday, February 28, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, January 4, 2024

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