Students: Start with the School Director or Department Head for your major (You can find a listing of academic leaders here). You can also speak with your academic advisor. The Dean of Students is also available to provide guidance and advocate for students.
Faculty or Staff: Start with your academic department or school leader. You can also speak with the UArizona Ombuds Program, the ALVSCE Faculty or Staff Council, ALVSCE DEI Council, or the UArizona Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Students: Start with the School Director or Department Head for your major (You can find a listing of academic leaders here). Second, contact the Assistant Dean, Jim Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org), in CALS Career and Academic Services.
Faculty or staff: Start with your academic department or school leader. Second, contact either the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Jean McLain, or Associate Vice President, Jeff Ratje, for staff issues. Faculty and staff can also take their concerns to the Office of Institutional Equity.
University maintains a calendar that can be filtered by “Diversity & Inclusion”: https://news.arizona.edu/calendar. Units are encouraged to list DEI events and activities that are open to the campus community on this calendar.
The ALVSCE DEI Council and the UArizona Office of Diversity and Inclusion host workshops, seminars, and informational sessions throughout the year. These are great ways to build awareness and empathy. LinkedIn Learning, free to benefits eligible faculty and staff, also offers multiple trainings that can be of assistance. Check them out under UAccess Edge by searching for DEI and allyship.
DEI is both an individual journey and an organizational goal. Each of us can contribute to greater inclusion through our daily actions to welcome everyone! Inclusion broadly includes multiple aspects of a person’s life, like their lived experience, languages they speak, military service, religion, countries they’ve lived in and cultures they’ve been a part of, sexual orientation, personality, neurodivergence, and so much more.
There are many ways to get involved within ALVSCE, through Faculty or Staff Councils, DEI Council, volunteering to help at division functions, or attending social events. The best way to contribute to inclusion is to be genuinely interested in those around you, and for you to share your authentic self. ALVSCE’s foundational goal is to be the most sought after place to be a part of. Each of the faculty, staff, students, and volunteers within ALVSCE is a beneficiary of this goal, as well as a contributor.
Whether it's affecting us personally, our colleagues, or the students we work with, mental health challenges can impact us all. To support the well-being of our community, CALS and UArizona offer a range of mental health resources available to students, faculty, and staff alike.
- No-cost and confidential Life Management Counseling services are available to all CALS students to support their mental wellness and life success. Support is available for student challenges related to stress management, the transition to college, anxiety, depression, and more! Life Management is also great for students looking to enhance their personal growth and overall effectiveness.
- Students can also receive mental wellness support from UArizona Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Available services include individual and group counseling, peer counseling, workshops, medication evaluations, and much more. CAPS is also available 24/7 for students who are in crisis at (520) 621-3334.
- All UArizona students receive a paid subscription to the best-in-class online mental wellness community called Togetherall. Join with your Catmail to receive support from real people in a safe and anonymous online community. Togetherall also offers several other helpful wellness tools to support student success.
Faculty & Staff:
- UArizona Life & Work Connections provides no-cost and confidential counseling for employees, their dependents, and household members through ComPsych. Call (877) 327-2362 for daytime, evening, and weekend appointment options.
- Life & Work Connections also provides additional employee personal support services that contribute to increasing personal wellness. These include childcare and parenting, adult and elder caregiving, physical health, financial, and legal resources. Learn more here.
- Do you have concerns about a particular student’s mental health? If so, CALS Life Management Counseling staff can provide consultation services to faculty and staff about how to best proceed. Staff and Faculty can also submit a Care Report to UArizona Dean of Students Office if they have concerns about a student.
- Life & Work Connections provides training opportunities for students and employees who want to be trained in suicide prevention, through the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) program. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate of completion which is good for two years. This training is endorsed by ALVSCE for everyone, especially those who work with students and employee supervisors.
Crisis Mental Health Resources for Immediate Help:
- UArizona Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS): (520) 621-3334, available 24/7
- Suicide Prevention LifeLine: call or text 988, available 24/7
- Pima County Community Crisis Line: (520) 622-6000
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.