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Resources and Services for Students of Color

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:

  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • 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
  • Micro-aggressions
  • Political climate
  • Family concerns
  • Relationship issues
  • First generation concerns
  • Attending a predominately white institution

Students of color studying

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.

Brothers United

Day/Time: TBD
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:

Latina Discussion and Support

Day/Time: TBD
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.

Campus Resources

Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center:


TRIO Student Support Services:

Recognized Student Organizations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Visit this webite for more information on student groups on campus):

Executive Council of Multicultural Organizations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:

Community Resources

Cultural Centers and Diversity Services

Asian Community and Cultural Center
2635 O Street

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.

Grocery Stores/Markets

African Home Food Supply
2226 O St.

Guerrero’s Market
815 S 11th St.

Harvest European Market
4451 N 26th St. #900

Jung’s Oriental Food Store
3031 O St.

Oriental Market
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