Coping with Tragedy

What is it?

Tragedy comes in many different forms and may include serious illness, violence, death, or natural disaster. Although we hope you will not be faced with a tragedy, when they do occur, these events are some of the most challenging moments we face and can greatly affect our success and well-being. However, it is important to always remember you are not alone when faced with a tragedy. There are people and resources to support you.

Support and Resources

University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD)

If you witness a traumatic incident or believe you may be the first to discover a traumatic incident has occured, please call 9-1-1 for an emergency or contact UOPD at 541-346-2919 for non-emergencies.

University Counseling Center

Tragedies can take a powerful toll on our mental health and test our coping limits. Therapy can help reduce the effects of traumatic stress and provide ongoing support following a tragedy. We offer individual and group therapy sessions as well as group crisis debriefings and workshops by request to support our community during moments of tragedy.

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students offers a variety of resources and support to students and our campus community. They are able to support and coordinate support for students, faculty, and staff following moments of tragedy. Contact the Office of Dean of Students to discuss how they can help.