Ethnically & Racially Diverse Students
Students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds come to the UO with the common goals of pursuing an education, earning a degree, and hopefully connecting with good people along the way. For marginalized students, achieving these goals may be a particularly complicated and stressful experience. What is culturally comfortable and normal at home may sometimes feel at odds with the cultural atmosphere of Eugene. Finding people who share your beliefs, traditions, values, or even simply those who look like you can be challenging and leave you feeling overwhelmed and alone.
The Counseling Center Can Help
The Counseling Center at the UCTC is here to help. We recognize that students of color and of other marginalized ethnic and racial identities face unique challenges during their time here at the UO. So we offer support and services that are sensitive to the range of needs and backgrounds of our students. We will also be gathering resources with information relevant to students of ethnic and racial diversities and listing them here. If you'd like personal support, please call (541) 346-3227 to talk with a therapist about getting started at the Counseling Center.
UO OrgSync: this is a great resource for finding opportunities to connect with others. It contains a searchable database containing most the different student organizations offered at UO currently. It's also organized alphabetically or by subject.
National Alliance on Mental Illness- Multicultural Action Center
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
10 myths about Asian Americans and mental health
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian American Center on Disparities Research
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
Mental Health America
Overcoming mental health stigma- Al Jazeera
Black self help
Iranian-American Mental Health Society Articles
Andisheh Center, Portland
National Alliance for Hispanic Health