To the UD community:

We at CCSD want to express our collective grief and anger in regards to the unjust verdict of the grand jury indictment of the Breonna Taylor criminal case. Breonna Taylor’s life mattered.  All Black lives matter. We stand with our Black Identified UD community against these repeated actions of police brutality, violence and systemic oppression towards Black Folx, and understand that this can be a difficult time for many. We at CCSD are aware of the emotional impact of Breonna Taylor’s murder, and countless other acts of violence towards Black Folx, has on our Blue Hen Community. It’s worth saying again that it is normal to experience strong emotions related to these repeated racial traumas which can range from anger to despair, fear and hopelessness, and chronic exhaustion. We at CCSD want to let you know we are here to support you.  Below are several of our resources for our students who may need emotional support during these times.

For those Black Identified students who need a place of support, we have the Black Identified Student Support Group that meets via Zoom on Tuesdays from 3- 4:30 pm. It is facilitated by Dr. Ghynecee Temple and Dr. Jennifer Major. If you would like to join, please see the flyer for RSVP information.

If you find that you need support in processing your experience, or would just like to speak with a counselor, contact us at 302-831-2141.

Student of Color Virtual Drop-in hours:   Students of color can meet with staff of color without going through our triage process.  To access these appointments, call our main number and request one of these meetings.  You will be offered the first available open time.  Current hours are Tuesdays at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M., and Fridays at 11:00 A.M. If these times do not work with your schedule, please let our front desk staff know you would like to meet with a Counselor of Color and we will work with you to have you meet with one of them.

The UDHelpline is available 24x7x365 for phone support at 302-831-1001.

People of color can also text STEVE to 741741 for a crisis counselor.

Black student support group Fall 20