We all have been moved by the images and stories from China and Myanmar in recent days. It is particularly saddening to see the effect these disasters have had on children and families. It will take weeks, if not months, for us to understand fully the scale of these events.
As an institution with an international reach, the University is moved to assist anytime its students, employees or partners are affected by such a disaster. Over the days ahead, we will be meeting with our students from China and Myanmar in an effort to develop an appropriate response. As part of that, Student Affairs will hold a forum early next week for these students, during which counselors from the Counseling, Testing and Career Center will talk about healthy responses to traumatic events. Please look for the announcement regarding the day, time and location of this forum in the next day or so.
Those counselors are also available to assist any student who wishes to talk about the events. Call 330-972-7082 to arrange for a session.
We also encourage students, faculty and staff to support the relief efforts. The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help those in both China and Myanmar. Learn more about what you can do to help those needing assistance in China and in Myanmar.
To our students and colleagues from those regions, please know that our thoughts are with you, and we extend our condolences to you and your families back home. Please take comfort in knowing that we join with people around the world in our support of you.
Senior Vice President and Provost and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President for Student Affairs