Virtual Additional Resources
From Interfaith Youth Core: Our friends at On Being have collated a beautiful Listening Care Package for Uncertain Times full of levity, resilience and hope. The Aspen Institute offers tools and links to help you find community during isolation and help your communities in turn. A guide to well-being for individuals, parents and educators is well worth reading from Greater Good Magazine. The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab has compiled a wealth of resources for Chaplains of all stripes, and the Berkley Center at Georgetown has put together a global compendium on faith and COVID-19.
From Harvard Divinity School: https://hds.harvard.edu/life-at-hds/religious-and-spiritual-life/spiritual-resources-during-covid-19-pandemic
COVID-19 Resources for Faith Communities
Welcome to the COVID-19 Resource Page, developed by the Interfaith Health Program and the Religion and Public Health Collaborative at Emory University. This website serves as a central source for resources by/for religious communities and leaders to support a scientifically sound and pastorally sensitive response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are placing a variety of resources on the site and updating the site regularly as new sources are identified or developed.
Free Wellness Resources
Emory University and Emory Healthcare have come together to provide free wellness resources to practice at home. The site offers a list of recorded offerings, ranging from yoga to psychological wellness guides. Click here for more information.
Additional Counseling and Grief Resources
COVID Grief Network for Young Adults (20’s and 30’s) - https://www.covidgriefnetwork.org/
Emory Spiritual Health
Emory Spiritual Health embraces the traditional religious care provided by professional health care chaplains, but also expands beyond to include spiritual and cultural qualities associated with whole person health. Rituals and prayers from particular faith traditions and active listening continue to be important functions in responding to distress. Spiritual Health also incorporates evidence-based interventions derived from a wide circle of spiritual and emotional practices such as Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT®), Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH™), critical incident stress debriefing, chronic illness group work, grief counseling and various music and art therapies.
Learn more at https://spiritualhealth.emory.edu.
Virtual Spiritual Library
Emory OSRL is gathering an online library for people to share with one another what apps they use to bring their religious or philosophical tradition more fully into their lives. This is also a chance for anyone to explore and learn about traditions other than their own.
Of course, an app can only do so much to teach about all of the knowledge and practices of a tradition. We encourage you to also explore the ways life changes for people from traditions different from your own. This is a chance to share and discover in new ways as you are in charge
and can organize your own learning in the community of your friends.
For questions or ideas of items to add to the library, please share on the OSRL Facebook page post at https://www.facebook.com/EmoryOSRL/ or email Assistant Chaplain The Rev. Kevin Crawford at email@example.com.
- Muslim Pro: https://www.muslimpro.com
- Read Quran
- Pocket Siddur: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pocket-isiddur-jewish-siddur/id297619512
- Shabbat Times: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/shabbat-and-holiday-times/id1378311780
Other online recommendations:
Bread Coffeehouse Open Pantry
Bread Coffeehouse offers a free Open Pantry for students at Emory who are in need. We carry fresh produce from Emory Dining, fresh bread from Rise n Dine, groceries of all types, and hygiene products.
If you would like to receive items from Open Pantry please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of grocery, produce, hygiene and other needs and schedule a time to pick up. For more information, please click here.
Opportunities for Serving and Supporting Others
Giving to the Emory Together Funds: https://hr.emory.edu/eu/work-life/financial-programs/hardship-fund/index.html.
Atlanta resources for giving and receiving support: https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/people-helping-people-metro-atlanta-groups-providing-help-amid-coronavirus/domSq7yg6mErsZzV9z5ygJ.
Creative Ways Companies Are Giving Back During The COVID-19 Crisis: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhessekiel/2020/03/27/creative-ways-companies-are-giving-back-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#77fdf6c77f14
Atlanta Magazine - COVID-19: How you can help those in need in Atlanta: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/covid-19-how-you-can-help-those-in-need-in-atlanta/?fbclid=IwAR226sa6HuCkNqpo5AgyjxrLb7M7OE04FiUS_FpySgo6WMzYeimwJg2UZ2g
(FREE) Campus Compact free Virtual Gathering May 11-13: https://events.compact.org
CFDE resources: http://cfde.emory.edu/remote-teaching-covid-19/index.html
Happiness Course (thanks, Dr. Barbara Coble, for the link): https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/health/yale-happiness-course-wellness/index.html
Hands on Atlanta: www.handsonatlanta.org
April 29 - Science Gallery, Science of Grief Virtual Pop Up Event (2:00-5:00 p.m.)
The Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement has created a digital webpage to showcase all of our current digital offerings, programs, resources, social media posts of alumni supporting their communities, and more. We have great webinars lined up featuring Emory faculty and alumni experts who are involved in local and national conversations around COVID, economic implications, and discussion around re-orienting personal family situations, professional development, etc. - https://www.engage.emory.edu/s/1705/alumni/index3.aspx?sid=1705&gid=3&pgid=11820
APS is seeking funding to provide computers for their students who don’t currently have them. Please go to the following link and donate if possible: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/62090
The Arts Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/creativity-conversations/id1483675196
Virtual Earth Month - https://sustainability.emory.edu/events/
Emory Votes Initiative - http://campuslife.emory.edu/about/initiatives/evi.html
Engage with Emory, Government and Community Affairs - http://www.gca.emory.edu/
Break the Cycle of Health Disparities Virtual Conference - https://www.breakthecycleprogram.org/
Candler School of Theology: https://bit.ly/candlerdialoguecovid19
Academic Accommodation for Religious Observance During Remote Learning
Students needing academic accommodations are asked to work with their faculty members as early as possible to make requests for reasonable accommodation. If additional support is needed, they may contact OSRL, the Ombuds Office, or the academic dean of their school. For information specific to Ramadan, please see: http://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/religious_life_at_emory/RamadanatEmory.html.
Update on Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020
Each year, we look forward to celebrating graduating seniors and sending you into the world with blessings in the Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony. Although that will not happen in the way we planned this year, a group of Emory seniors, chaplains, faculty, and staff are collaborating to create a Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020 that will be broadcast through Emory communications channels on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Baccalaureate is an Emory Commencement tradition that formally celebrates the academic and personal journeys of the graduating senior class and sends the class into the world with music, prayers, inspiring reflections, and blessings. For more information, please click here.
Especially for Faculty and Staff
For additional faculty and staff resources, please click here.
Other Resources for Support: CAPS, Ombuds, ODEI, FSAP
Counseling and Psychological Services
Emory University is shifting to remote learning for the remainder of Spring 2020 due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. CAPS is responding to these changes by updating our services. We will be posting information about available CAPS services on this page as the situation continues to evolve. Please check back to this page for more information about how our services and availability may change.
Office of the University Ombuds
Emory University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and remains committed to the wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. During this time of crisis, the Office of the University Ombuds will remain available as you transition to teach, learn, and work remotely. If you have questions or concerns, we are here to help. You may schedule a time to meet with the University Ombuds at email@example.com. Please indicate your preference for Zoom, telephone or email communications.
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
All complaints that fall under Emory’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy 1.3 can be reported via email. Complaint reports can be submitted by way of the following:
- Sr. Director and EO/AA Compliance Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Associate Director for Investigation – email@example.com
- DEI Investigator/Training Specialist – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Equity and Inclusion Email – email@example.com
Department of Accessibility Services
The Department of Accessibility Services (DAS) is currently offering virtual services, and will remain open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Until further notice, DAS will not be accepting documentation via fax or mail. If you have any problems submitting your materials for registration on Accommodate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Title IX
Please note, all Emory employees are mandatory reporters under the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy 8.2. Please report all Title IX related matters to any Emory University employee via email. All mandatory reporters can submit Title IX reports through the following:
- University Title IX Coordinator - email@example.com
- Title IX Investigator - Kristy Seidenberg- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Title IX Administrative Assistant - Crystal Anderson- email@example.com
- Title IX Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
Employees of Emory can seek support through the Faculty Staff Assistance Program: http://www.fsap.emory.edu.
Emory COVID-19 Official Website
To help everyone in the Emory community gain access to quick reliable information, please refer to the Emory COVID-19 website with specific areas for faculty, staff and students to obtain the necessary resources for remote learning/working, latest guidelines and campus operations.
COVID-19 Emergency Funding Requests
Qualified students with direct COVID-19 related financial hardships are encouraged to apply for support through this fund, which will be available from March 23, 2020, through June 30, 2020. Applications should be submitted through www.finance.emory.edu/sfdc. Emory employees, who are enrolled in degree programs, are not eligible for support through this fund but are encouraged to seek support through the Emory University Hardship Fund, which assists faculty and staff.