John Carroll’s Campus Ministry department has launched Connection, Community, Campus Ministry: God on the Go, a way for students to go their separate ways for online learning AND be more united than ever before. Campus Ministry staff and students will be hosting live Instagram videos (via @faiththatdoesjustice), prompting reflections, and developing outreach initiatives for the JCU community to continue to grow and process these unprecedented times. Stay in the loop by signing up for the daily Speedbumps and Campus Ministry e-bulletin. For more on the virtual ministry, watch this student video.
The Career Center has gone virtual! Now is a great time to sit down and work on your career goals, whatever they may be. Visit Handshake to setup your appointment with a career advisor for any of the following topics: resume reviews, cover letter reviews, job search, internship search, job/career change, career exploration, career exploration assessment review, major choice, networking, internship credit registration, graduate/professional decision and program search, applications and essays for graduate/professional school and fellowships/scholarships, interview preparation, mock interviews, negotiation, job shadowing, and LinkedIn profile reviews. Learn more at the Career Services webpage.
CSSA has developed a website specific to student opportunities and ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak. It features uplifting content, learning and advocacy opportunities, and practical ways for students to stay connected to community partner service sites. The CSSA Instagram page (@jcu_cssa) is also posting new content every day of the week to inspire, inform, and engage students, faculty and staff. CSSA is also working with community partners to determine their needs and will be posting them as they become available.
STUDENT CHALLENGE! Record a video of yourself reading a children’s story. Be sure to show the pictures or use the video recording to show the book (or IPad) as you read aloud. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your video and it will be posted to the CSSA YouTube channel and shared parents of students at our community partners! This is a great way to stay connected with the children from your service site.
CSDI professional staff are available to students from 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays through Google Hangouts, Zoom, email and the CSDI webpage. A weekly newsletter will be emailed to students participating in CSDI programs every Monday beginning March 23. It will feature tips for success in an online class environment, on and off campus resources, key dates for social media hangouts, and important COVID-19 information from the University.
Visit the CSDI Instagram and Twitter pages (@jcucsdi) for social, cultural, and educational programming. CSDI staff will go live on a daily basis to engage students.
CSDI MELT Peer Mentoring program is continuing to support first-year students and documenting all contact hours and any concerns. The program is also currently recruiting peer mentors for 2020-21.
CSDI’s commitment to online education was made long before our situation changed so dramatically this semester. We continue to encourage students to be aware of its particular importance at this time. Research demonstrates that stress and fear can lead people to act upon their prejudices more readily. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we are observing this behavior in action: a spike in hate crimes around the world, ugly rhetoric about the disease that is both ableist and ageist, and increasing concern across the globe about how social class divisions can harm public health. Becoming more aware of issues of bias, prejudice, and inclusion is more vital now than ever. In addition, diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental elements of JCU's mission and values, and central to a strong Jesuit education. We hope students understand that although the timing might feel strained, the intent and purpose is still necessary, and every participant is the better for it, not just here at JCU, but as they go on to make an impact in the world.
The John Carroll University Counseling Center recognizes that during this time of change, many may feel uncertainty, fear, loneliness, grief and a host of other emotions. There may be concerns that affect your decisions about how to best manage your health and the health of those around you. In an effort to support you, we have drafted a list of support resources and coping techniques to manage stress and anxiety.
The Counseling Center is transitioning to provide JCU students with mental health support via video tele-health consultations on Zoom starting the week of Monday, March 23, 2020. Consultations will focus on problem solving, coping skills, and connecting to other resources. Students can schedule a consultation by calling 216-397-4283 or emailing email@example.com. Appointments will be scheduled between Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NOTE: Students currently located outside Ohio will only be eligible for a 1-time consultation due to state and licensing laws. If these restrictions are lifted nationally, the Counseling Center will be able to change this policy. Counseling Center staff will assist students outside Ohio in connecting with mental health services available in their state.
The Student Enrollment and Financial Services team continues to be available to assist with any questions or concerns relating to your financial aid, billing and registration. In addition to our availability by phone at 216 397-4248 or email via firstname.lastname@example.org, we have also created a Google chat feature on our website (Please note: you must use a Gmail account in order to utilize the chat feature). This will allow you to reach a service counselor in real time without coming to campus. Additionally, all emails and phone messages will be returned within 24 hours. The SEFS staff has and always will be focused on supporting our students, especially during this difficult and uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
The JCU Student Health and Wellness Center remains open and available to students for consultations by calling 216-397-4349.
The Writing Center has gone virtual and remains available for all JCU students, faculty, and staff. All consultations will take place through Zoom and Google Docs. Students have the option to request synchronous sessions (video chat with a consultant over Zoom) or asynchronous (review of a paper through Google Docs where a consultant adds comments, but the student need not be online). Students can request appointments via email@example.com or by filling out the Google Form.