Dear Spalding Campus Community,
The tragic shootings that happened in our city recently have affected all of us. These incidents have left many of us feeling shocked, heartbroken, and vulnerable. As members of this community, it is important that we support one another through this difficult time.
As we mourn the loss of lives and come to terms with the aftermath of Monday’s events, I want to remind you of several resources available to you on our campus. These include counseling, health services, and campus safety. I’ve included information about these services and resources for individuals looking to help our broader community (see below signature).
I encourage you to take advantage of these resources as you need them. Remember, it’s okay to ask for help. It’s important to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
As members of this university community, we must seek to be available for one another.
Tori Murden McClure, M.Div., J.D., M.F.A.
Spalding University President
On-campus Resources and Action Steps
Student Counseling Services
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPs) offers individual and group counseling sessions, as well as meditation training, to help you cope with grief, trauma and other issues you may be facing. You can schedule a telehealth or in-person appointment by emailing [email protected] or by calling 502-873-4486.
When tragedies happen, we need a way to feel connected to each other. Over the next couple of weeks, CaPS staff will be located around campus to lend an ear. Look for the “Let’s Talk” sign if you’d like to talk for a few minutes about anything that is weighing on you.
Student Health Services
The Eagle Care Clinic has experienced nurse practitioners who provide medical treatment, testing, or other health-related support. You can schedule an appointment through the Student Health Portal or by calling 502-873-4255.
If you need support or there is a campus emergency, our Campus Security is available to you 24/7. Our services include security dispatch, security escorts to or from your vehicle and/or class, safety education, computerized alarm system monitoring, emergency call boxes in multiple locations across campus, and an emergency notification system.
The emergency notification system is our primary, most immediate means of communication for on and nearby off-campus emergencies. We encourage you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) to sign up for alerts. If you’ve already signed up for alerts, please make sure that your contact information is up to date. Opt-in service expires annually and must be renewed each year.
On-campus Counseling Services (Open to the public)
The Center for Behavioral Health offers individual and group counseling sessions to help you cope with grief, trauma and other issues you may be facing. The clinic operates on a sliding scale for payment. You can schedule an appointment by visiting their website at behavioralhealth.spalding.edu.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
If you are an employee of Spalding University in need of emotional, mental, financial or legal support, you have access to free services through Anthem and Lincoln Financial Group, regardless if you’ve opted-in to university insurance.
- Anthem Employee Assistance Program: You can take advantage of your EAP benefits–up to three visits with a licensed professional–by calling 1-800-865-1044.
- Employee Connect – Lincoln Financial Group: You can learn more about your EAP benefits by visiting GuidanceResources.com or calling 1-888-628-4824.
Ways to Support Our Community
If you are feeling solid and secure after this week’s tragic events and would like to support our community and city. Here are a few ways you can help:
- Check-in on someone who is not feeling safe.
- Reach out to a coach, professor, supervisor, or trusted member of our professional staff if you recognize someone in need of support.
- Donate blood to help victims.
- Attend community vigils and fundraisers.