I am writing to express UMass Dartmouth’s solidarity with our Iranian students amid the protests in Iran. Please know that UMass Dartmouth supports freedom of speech and expression worldwide, and we are deeply troubled by the violence committed against Iranian institutions of higher education and students. We recognize how challenging this must be and want you to know we are here to help.
Confidential counseling services are available through our Counseling Center and the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. The Counseling Center is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and telehealth appointments may be scheduled by calling 508.999.8648. The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has campus ministers from several faith traditions who provide confidential pastoral counseling and can be reached at 508.999.8872. Also, the International Student & Scholar Center has available resources and can be reached at 508.910.6633 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These offices are ready to support you. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
Tesfay Meressi, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies