Please visit coronavirus.uiowa.edu to stay updated on campus COVID-19 information.

COVID-19 Community Resources

The following resources are for chapter leaders and general chapter operations. It is vital that our community stay committed to our five opportunities; Belong, Serve, Lead, Thrive, and Succeed. For this to happen we must try to bring back a sense of normality to our organizations. The resources below are tools to help our chapter achieve this goal. 

Chapters Resources

Chapter Leadership:

The follow resources are tools that chapter leadership can use to continue continue meeting and engaging with their chapter. 

Ideas for chapter engagement

  • Senior shout out videos to honor those graduating 
  • Virtual town hall with general chapter members 
  • Personality assessments to complete with exec teams 
  • Social media takeovers with chapter officers or members  
  • Send a weekly video to your officers/chapters to say hello and provide updates, perhaps rotate and have a different officer send it each week  
  • Host virtual chapter meetings, exec meetings, or pledge class meetings (have an exec member oversee one pledge class to connect with weekly) 
  • Resume/cover letter workshop
  • Virtual movement/workout class of some kind-bonus points if it's led by a member! 

General Resources 

Academic Resources

Given the recent announcement that all UI courses will shift online for the upcoming weeks, Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs wanted to provide some resources surrounding Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Tutor Iowa.

Supplemental Instruction:

SI will be moving online so that students will continue to have this type of support for their courses and the session schedule will remain the same. The ARC will be closed starting Saturday, March 14th and will remain closed until in-person course instruction resumes. Students enrolled in SI-supported courses will be receiving additional information via email, including details on how to access their virtual SI sessions over spring break. Please be patient with us as we navigate offering SI in this new format.

Tutor Iowa:

Tutor Iowa will still remain a centralized website for academic support resources and options. We are working with each center to update their hours and availability of services. Additionally, there are already academic success strategy resources on the website and we are working to expand the information regarding success in online courses. Attached is an image that can be shared on social media to help increase awareness about Tutor Iowa to students in our community.

Connectivity for students who don't have it:

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).

Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology:

Keep Learning at IowaBe ready to keep learning during sudden or prolonged campus disruptions or building closures.

Click here for resources!

  1. Prepare for Online Learning 
  2. Accessing Course Content Online
  3. Completing Activities and Assignments
  4. Study Resources 

Holistic Health and Wellness 

  • Mental Health Virtual Panel 
  • Sanvello: Mindfullness and meditation app 
  • Downdog Yoga: App that is free until May 1st 
  • Pelaton: 90 Days free of at home workouts 
  • Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 
  • Cooking during a Quarantine
  • All Trails App: Great way to get fresh air and practice social distancing! This app will show local trails to run/bike/hike
  • Koru Mindfullness Workshop 
  • University Counseling Service 
    • Monday, April 13th
      • Coping Through Covid - Weekly from 12:00-12:50pm (different topic and host each week)
        • This week's topic: Even Though We Are Apart We Can Still Connect with Shengnan Li, PhD
        • As an international student, you may not have a place to go due to COVID-19. Let us meet virtually, talk about things we can do to ease our anxiety and fear, and have some peace in our mind during this difficult time.
        • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/539733672
      • Let's Talk Hawks! - Weekly from 3:30-4:30pm
          • Hosted by Dawn Bates, PhD
          • Let's Talk, Hawks! is a drop-in consultation service that provides students with an opportunity to have an informal, confidential, anonymous conversation with a UCS therapist. Students can share mental health concerns, work on problem solving, learn about useful campus and community resources, or ask questions about counseling and UCS. Consultations are first come, first served; brief (up to 15 minutes); and anonymous. This is not a counseling or crisis service. 
          • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/898432165
    • Wednesday, April 15th 
      • We're In This Together - Weekly 1:00-2:00pm
          • Hosted by Julie Corkery, PhD and Janice Nott, M.D.
          • This weekly support meeting invites University of Iowa students to review basic information about COVID-19, ask questions, and share responses and ideas about positive coping. There will be a maximum of 12 participants per workshop.
          • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/588050309
      • Kind Mind - Weekly 11:00-11:50am
          • Hosted by Brittany Greenbaum, PhD
          • This Week's Topic: Reorienting the Social Distancing. My Choices, My Goals, and My Self-Care
          • A weekly psychoeducational workshop offered twice per week about mental health to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore topics related to coping with uncertainty, loss, and stress, as well as resilience, kindness, and self-compassion.
          • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/136797650
    • Thursday, April 16th 
      • Mindfulness Matters - Weekly 1:30-2:00pm
        • Hosted by Heidi Schmitt, LISW
        • This Week's Topic: Progressive Muscle Relaxatio
        • Mindfulness is purposefully paying attention, non judgmentally to the present moment. The practice of mindfulness can lead to an increased sense of balance, stress management and overall well-being in your life.
        • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/129398591
      • Success, Not Excess - Weekly 4:00-5:00pm
        • Hosted by Heidi Schmitt, LISW and Karen Grajczyk, MPH
        • This group is designed to provide a safe and supportive space for students who are wanting to make or are considering changes in alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other meaningful goals  through abstaining or reducing alcohol and other drug use. The group operates from a “no pressure” approach by encouraging the discussion of shared experiences and achieving success in college by removing the barriers created by substance use.
        • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/596305220
      • Living Through Loss - Weekly 3:30-4:30
        • Hosted by Dawn Bates, PhD
        • Loss and grief seem more prevalent now as our lives are changing in response to the Coronavirus and COVID-19. Sometimes it can be helpful to have support and guidance while navigating loss. Living Through Loss, an open support group, offers that support to University of Iowa students. 
        • No need to pre-register. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/442283949
    • Friday, April 17th 
      • Kind Mind - Weekly 1:30-2:20pm
        • Hosted by Brittany Greenbaum, PhD
        • This Week's Topic: Reorienting the Social Distancing. My Choices, My Goals, and My Self-Care
        • A weekly psychoeducational workshop offered twice per week about mental health to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore topics related to coping with uncertainty, loss, and stress, as well as resilience, kindness, and self-compassion. 
        • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/136797650
      • Anxiety 101 - Weekly 12:30-1:30pm
        • Hosted by Caitlin Owens, LMSW and Emmy Brady, BSW
        • This workshop is for UI students who are looking to better understand anxiety and develop some tools to cope with the symptoms they may experience. Each workshop will feature information about anxiety, common thinking traps, and easy to learn skills to manage experiences of anxiety. Whether you have experienced anxiety for a long time or are experiencing it for the first time in response to COVID-19, this workshop can help!
        • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/748311373
      • Solidarity - Weekly 1:00-2:00pm
        • Hosted by Tianyi Xie, MS and Scott Liu, PhD
        • It's a safe space for Asian-identified International/American students at UIOWA to talk about concerns, share experiences, and stay connected with one another. Potential topics including racism and xenophobia, immigration issues, social disctancing, and other adjustment difficulties relating to COVID-19
        • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/201283078
      • Chronic Health Concerns Support Group - Weekly 11:00-12:00pm
        • Hosted by Heidi Schmitt, LISW
        • School, work, and simply managing everyday demands can feel overwhelming. It can be even more challenging when you have a chronic health condition. 
        • No pre-registration required. Zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/493006424
      • ADHD Support Group - Weekly 3:15-4:30pm
        • Hosted by Kyle Votroubek, LISW
        • Living with ADHD can affect every part of life and, at times, feel isolating. By coming to a support group, you will be able to share coping strategies and meet like-minded people who are dealing with similar issues.  Come along to meet new people, learn strategies for success, expand coping skills, and share the challenges you’re facing regarding being a student at the University of Iowa.
        • If interested in joining this group email Kyle Votroubek (kyle-votroubek@uiowa.edu

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