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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

From the Vice President for Student Affairs

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Resources Available to Support Ukraine and Affected Campus Community Members

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, we want to stand in support of Ukraine and the students, faculty, and staff members who are affected by the ongoing crisis. There are several resources available for help.

Campus Support Resources
The Counseling Center provides free and confidential services for registered Buffalo State College students. Services include individual and group counseling, workshops, and urgent-care consultations. To schedule an initial phone screening, please call the Counseling Center at (716) 878-4436. 

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free and confidential support services for employees and their family members to help them manage issues affecting their work and personal lives. For assistance, please call EAP at (716) 878-6699. 

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Resources
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest and most diverse nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. Review the following resources for ways to support international students threatened by crisis in their home country: 

Institute of International Education Launches Emergency Student Fund for Ukraine
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a global not-for-profit organization that works with donors to assist international college students in the U.S. whose education is threatened by crisis in their home country.  

The IIE has launched an Emergency Student Fund to support Ukrainian international college students in the U.S. The fund is now accepting nominations from IIE Network Member Institutions in the U.S. for up to five international students who are affected by the crisis in Ukraine. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, March 21. Learn more about the IIE current funding efforts and international student nomination process.  

Contribute to the IIE Emergency Student Fund
The IIE welcomes additional contributions to the Emergency Student Fund so it can quickly respond and support international students when a crisis in their home country threatens their education. Please consider donating to the IIE Emergency Student Fund to help support international students in times of crisis. Thank you for your consideration and contributions.