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Support Groups

Looking for people who get it? Sometimes you just need to hang out with a group that does.

Our support groups on campus are created to reach out to students in particular situations, with particular needs. Rest assured that, whatever your personal struggles are, you don't have to endure them alone. All of our support groups offer a compassionate, non-judgmental atmosphere. In addition to regular group meetings, many support services are available to students who are struggling with personal situations or hardships.

Spectrum

A student organization for those in the UD community who deal with issues related to sexual orientation.  This peer-led student group provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their friends and allies through open discussion and education.  Allies affirms confidentiality, sensitivity and an attitude of respect for the dignity of each person.

For more information, call Kathleen Rossman at 937-229-4587 or email krossman1@udayton.edu.

Hand-in-Hand

Hand-in-Hand is a program of care and concern for unwed, pregnant women at the University of Dayton.

Women in the program are offered assistance in the decision process needed early in the pregnancy by a skilled, non-judgmental woman who will keep complete confidentiality and the utmost respect for the beliefs of the student. A mentor is likewise provided, an understanding faculty or staff person who has experienced pregnancy. In maintaining a relationship with her mentor, the single pregnant woman can find support in her fears, needs and joys. The Hand-in-Hand program can also help students with practical issues such as housing, academic difficulties, counseling, pregnancy testing, and emotional support.

Call Bridget Ebbert at 937-229-1754.

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Living with Loss

Living with Loss is a confidential support group for both undergraduate and graduate students who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The death may be recent or one that occurred several years ago. Students find the group a safe place to share feelings, concerns and stories with other students who understand what they are going through. LWL meets for one hour, once a week, time determined each semester by the schedules of those desiring to participate. 

For more information, call Kathleen Rossman, OSF at 937-229-4587 or email krossman1@udayton.edu.