To the Maverick family,
UNO Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) stands in support of our Maverick family during these intense times of unrest due to systemic racism and resultant tragedies.
While we all have experienced the injurious effects of racism, we acknowledge the traumatic impact on our African American community as racial targeting, inhumane assaults, and senseless killings repeatedly occur. This is happening on top of the existing, disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
We stand with all departments embracing UNO’s “culture of caring” in our commitment to social justice and the mental health of our campus. We grieve, yet we reaffirm our resolve to help eradicate the scourge of racism. To that end, CAPS will continue to foster an inclusive and safe place for all UNO students and demonstrate our commitment to individual and collective mental health and healing. CAPS encourages students to contact us (402.554.2409) for individual and/or group support.
With compassion for, and in solidarity with, our Maverick family; we are here for you.
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CAPS is committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience to ALL students, faculty and staff who come through our doors. Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The counseling staff regularly attends trainings and workshops to further competency as it relates to issues of diversity. In addition, the staff serves on various committees on campus and provides important trainings in order to promote an accepting environment on UNO''s campus and in the community.
We recognize that students, faculty, and staff come from intersecting identities that include their ethnic/racial identity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, country of origin, age, socio-economic status, body shape/size, ability, religion/spirituality, and opinion/point of view. Our staff work to make sure each person we work with feels valued and appreciated for who they are. We also recognize that people who come to see us often struggle with issues related to diversity such as discrimination, acts of bias, feelings of non-acceptance and self-discovery. We will work to make sure each person feels safe and supported.