COVID-19 has impacted each of us in many ways. Sadly, for some, this includes the loss of health or life of our loved ones. The following resources are available to all students experiencing grief and loss.
The Counseling Center offers individual support and counseling to students who would like to talk about their experiences of loss and bereavement. The Counseling Center can also offer grief groups, co-hosted with Religious and Spiritual Life and other campus partners, when requested.
Religious and Spiritual Life
RSL is offering remote memorial services, and spiritual counseling, for any Amherst College community member who has lost a loved one and is unable to gather in person to mourn and celebrate that person's life. Contact RSL Director Harrison Blum (email@example.com) Additional remote offerings from RSL can be found on their website.
Resource Centers Team
Womens and Gender Center, Center for International Student Engagement, Queer Resource Center, Multicultural Resource Center, and the Center for Diversity and Student Leadership
Often loss and grief can be directly impacted by our identities, lived experiences, and the marginalization of our communities. The Resource Centers Team is available to offer support and honor all the complexities of loss and grief that students might be experiencing right now. Each Resource Center has created virtual programs, remote office hours with the directors, and various other ways to stay connected. In addition, associate dean, Angie Tissi-Gassoway (firstname.lastname@example.org), is available to provide one-on-one support to any community member.
Class Deans are here to help students navigate any challenges they may face, including those related to grief and loss, through providing assistance in modifying and/or creating an academic plan including help communicating with faculty and accessing additional resources. All Class Deans are available via email, phone or video.