What's Happening At Woo U!

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Follow Student Involvement on our Social Media accounts below to find out more information about what's happening at WSU!

To post your very own announcement on our What's Happening At Woo U newsletter, click here! During the summer, we will publish this article bi-weekly so please submit your announcement for the 2 next weeks.


To add a picture, a form, or a video to your announcement

please email it to studentinvolvement@worcester.edu.

Invitation to participate in an anonymous survey related to COVID-19

Dear students, you are invited to participate in a research study titled "Education, Adjustment, and Well-Being During Times of Social Distancing".

Our goal is to assess the impact and changes brought upon social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic in students and teachers.


To participate, you will only need to answer one brief 10-minute anonymous survey; Please copy and paste the link below in your browser.


https://arcsapps.umassmed.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=XPJCM3DXTD


We would appreciate it if you could also forward this link to your fellow students, even outside of WSU!

If you would like more information or have questions, contact the study's Principal Investigator Jaime F. Vallejos at jvallejos@worcester.edu

Racial Trauma: Resources for coping and mental health

The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbory have brought to the forefront the traumatic impact that racial violence, systemic oppression, and racism have on black individuals. Students in need of additional support may reach out to the Counseling Center to speak to one of our counselors at counseling_wsu@worcester.edu or 508-929-8072.


The following resources, compiled by the Steve Fund, may also aid coping during this challenging time:


  1. Community Healing Network: Healing in the Face of Racial Trauma

  2. National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Taking Care of Yourself

  3. Self-Care Tips For Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week (Vice)

  4. Boston University Racial Trauma Toolkit

  5. NYU The Trauma of Racism

Text STEVE to 741741 to reach a
culturally trained CRISIS TEXT LINE COUNSELOR

The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization focused on supporting the mental, social, and emotional health and well-being of young people of color. Learn more at www.stevefund.org

Voter Registration Selfie Spots

We are looking for a handful of students to contribute short 10 - 15 second video selfies that begin with the phrase: 'I am registered to vote because. . . ." And then say what you are concerned about and why you vote. These will be joined with shorts from students at other schools for a collage of students voices regarding voting and advocacy. To participate, or for more information contact: Dr. Mark Wagner at mwagner2@worcester.edu

WSU SAAC Needs your Votes!

Every year Worcester State Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosts a Special Olympic event at the Wellness Center. This month, if we win the most votes, WSU SAAC will win funding towards next year's Special Olympics event!

If you could click the link and vote for WSU SAAC!
https://www.ncaa.org/about/special-olympics-partnership

This free funding would be great for our participants to get an even better experience while at Worcester State!

Boston Public Library access!

Do you feel like you've already watched everything there is to watch on Netflix? Are you looking for an audiobook but don't want to give Jeff Bezos any more money? Doing some research or taking classes this summer? Want to read all those articles your friends and family are posting on social media, but you've already read your limit for the month? Did you know that if you live, work, or study in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are eligible for a Boston Public Library Card! Go to https://www.bpl.org/ecard/ and sign up! It's free, it's easy, and you can access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, and so much more.

It's also worth checking out what your hometown library can provide! Here's a link to the Worcester Public Library: https://www.mywpl.org/ In addition to access to ebooks, movies, magazines, etc., many libraries are hosting book clubs, craft hours, cooking demonstrations, speakers, and other fun and education activities to get you through your socially distant summer.