Resources and Services for Students of Color
According to survey results from a 2015 Harris Poll released by the Jed Foundation and Steve Fund, black and Hispanic students were more likely to feel stressed out in college but keep their concerns to themselves than their white counterparts. They were also less likely to feel academically and emotionally prepared for college.
Data from a 2002 and 2003 National Latino and Asian American Study found that Asian Americans are less likely to seek help for their emotional or mental health problems than whites.
Counseling and Psychological Services continually seeks out ways to deconstruct any barriers that keep students of color from seeking help when they need it. Not only do we offer a diverse staff of cultures, races and backgrounds, but we also offer a variety of services in the following languages:
- American Sign Language
We also offer off-site appointments for students of color with our Counseling and Psychological Services staff members of color in a private, comfortable environment at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
Examples of concerns we commonly help students of color with include:
- Adjustment to college
- Academic challenges
- Work/school/family balance
- Political climate
- Family concerns
- Relationship issues
- First generation concerns
- Attending a predominately white institution
Let Us Help You
The following are a list of our services that may fit your needs:
- Off-site individual counseling at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
- Brothers United support group
- Dish It Up support group
- Latina Discussion and Support group
- Sister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color
- Individual counseling
- Campus and community referrals
To make an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services, call 402.472.7450. If you are interested in meeting with a staff member of color, please let our staff know when you schedule your appointment.
Location: The Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, first floor conference room
Group facilitators: Lawrence Chatters, MA, and John Goldrich, MSW
A group for men of color that focuses on learning leadership skills and gaining support.
Dish It Up
Day/Time: Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m.
Location: The Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Lounge
Group facilitators: Patricia Cerda-Lizarraga, PhD and John Goldrich, MSW
Contact CAPS for further information
For more information, visit: http://www.unl.edu/oasis/dishitup
Latina Discussion and Support
Location: Consult CAPS for location.
Group facilitator: Belinda Hinojos, PhD
A discussion and support group intended to address issues faced by Latina women across campus. Goals of the group are to support and empower one another, discuss and reflect on issues important to Latina women, listen and understand, mentor and guide. Bring your lunch!
Sister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color
Start date: TBD
Day/Time: Every other Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Group facilitator: Charlie Foster, MA, LIMHP
A support and discussion group intended to address issues faced by women of color at a predominately white institution.
- 5 Self-Care Practices Black People Can Use While Coping With Trauma
- Black Lives Matter Meditation
- Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough
- Self Care for People of Color After Emotional and Psychological Trauma
- 3 Things You Should Know About Intersectionality and Self-Care
- Bullying and Victimization and Asian-American Students
- Coping with Race-Related Stress
- Model Minority Stereotype for Asian Americans
- Centro de Apoyo, Asociación de Psicología Americana
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center: http://unions.unl.edu/jgmc
TRIO Student Support Services: http://trio.unl.edu/sss
Recognized Student Organizations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Visit this webite for more information on student groups on campus): http://involved.unl.edu/student-organizations
Executive Council of Multicultural Organizations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: https://www.facebook.com/UNLECMO/
Cultural Centers and Diversity Services
Center for People in Need
3901 North 27th St., unit 1
Lincoln, NE 68521
El Centro De Las Americas
210 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Services provided: Emergency food, education/health programs, children’s activities, after-school and mentoring programs, Spanish translations, language assistance, job referrals, cultural programs and English language learner classes. Additionally, they also provide domestic violence services, health services and crisis prevention and assistance
Good Neighbor Community Center
2617 Y Street
Services provided: ESL classes and language assistance; minority support and resources; tutoring/mentoring for youth; summer camp for children ages 5-10 (with nominal fee); parent support group; and Arabic women support group.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Indian Center, Inc.
1100 Military Road
Indian Center is a community center providing services to eligible Nebraskans of all cultures. Services provided: Native American employment services, and case management and commodities.
Malone Community Center
2032 U Street
The Malone Community Center mission is to honor and strengthen the African American community in Lincoln and Lancaster County by serving as a cornerstone for educational, cultural and advocacy programs for all people.
African Home Food Supply
2226 O St.
815 S 11th St.
Harvest European Market
4451 N 26th St. #900
Jung’s Oriental Food Store
3031 O St.
612 N 27th St.
Suji’s Indian Grocery
3140 O St.
Stores that Offer Halal and Kosher Options
Homeland Food: 2350 O Street #101
Save Best: 1111 North 27th Street
Russ’s Market: 130 North 66th Street
Super Saver: 233 North 48th Street
Walmart: 4700 N 27th St.
Hy-Vee: 5020 N 27th St.
Barber Shops and Salons
Emani Hair Braiding
1550 S Coddington Ave
Muhammad’s Barber Shop
109 N 27th St. Lincoln, NE 68503
NoRhE Extensions, Salon, Massage
111 N 56th St., suite 150
OASIS Barber Shop & Salon
2709 O St. Lincoln, NE 68510