EMU Resources / February 13, 2017

De-Stress With These Campus Resources

For many of us, Eastern Michigan University is our home: a place where we not only work and go to school, but live. Often times, in our daily work to make ends meet: financial, social, physical, and mental; we can leave some pieces of ourselves behind and forget to ensure our overall wellness in these areas of our lives.

Campus resources exist in all of these situations, aimed at helping our students be the best they can be; academically and otherwise. In times of seemingly stress, anxiety, and chaos; the university has several resources that will help maintain a balanced and stress free life. Here are a few resources that may be of help to you whether it be financial, social, physical, or mental.



  • Swoop’s Food Pantry Swoop’s Student Food Pantry is a campus-based organization that is run by a leadership board consisting of EMU faculty, staff, students and alumni volunteers.Their mission is to provide current EMU Students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively impact our student’s well-being and college success. Everyone needs a little help sometimes! If you’re a current EMU student then you’re eligible to use the food pantry. To get started, visit our Using Swoop’s Pantry page and complete the Intake Form.


  • MAGIC: Are you an EMU student and alumni of foster care? Or an EMU student currently experiencing homelessness? Mentorship Access Guidance In College (MAGIC) exists to increase the graduation rates among students who have experienced foster care or homelessness by removing barriers that interfere with academic success and the process of becoming an interdependent adult.  Come join us at the MAGIC office. A real place that offers real support so that you can be your best and most successful self! Students interested in applying to the MAGIC program should contact the office Contact MAGIC: 734.487.0899 emu_magic@emich.edu ‘Like’ us on https://www.facebook.com/EMUMagic


  • Student Organizations: Going to college is all about exploring your interests, and no matter what you’re interested in, you’re likely to find a student organization here–full of people who share your passion. Student organizations help you socially, academically, professionally, and simply explore new and diverse areas. Learn more and find the perfect organization for you here!


  • Diversity and Community Involvement: The Department of Diversity and Community Involvement (DCI) offers many opportunities for students to learn, develop and find a place to belong.  Through our various programs and services, we assist students with their transition to college, engage them in meaningful dialogue, help them develop their leadership potential, and equip them with the tools to become responsible global citizens.

DCI comprises:


  • REC/IM Group Fitness Classes: Free group fitness classes are offered to all EMU students during the winter 2017 semester. Classes run until April 21 so you still have time to register. Take a look at the schedule and visit the REC/IM to sign up today!


  • Mindful Being: Drop-In Meditation Group
    *NEW TIME* Mondays from 4:10-4:50pm, 313 Snow Health Center

    This drop-in group is designed to help students learn the practice of mindfulness.  Mindfulness leads to decreases in stress and anxiety, improvements in concentration and attention, and increases in self-awareness and overall emotional well-being.  All levels of experience with meditation are welcome, even no experience at all!

  • Coming Out/Being Out
    Time and start date to be determined by student input. Please contact Sharon Carney, Ph.D. or Jillian Carey, Ph.D. for more information. Pre-screening is required for entry into this group.

    This group is designed for students who identify as LGBTQAI or who are questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation to come together and discuss issues regarding the lifelong process of coming out, being out, sexuality, identity, and other topics. This year, we are transitioning COBO from a drop-in support group to a therapy group in which members attend a group screening, commit to membership in the group, and meet on a weekly basis. This helps to ensure safety, connection, and consistency for everyone in the group. For more information please contact the co-facilitators Dr. Jillian Carey or Dr. Sharon Carney at CAPS at 734-487-1118 or by email at jcarey6@emich.edu or scarney@emich.edu



— Ja’La Wourman

Matt Archer
Matt Archer is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and cognates in Education and Dance. A first generation college student firmly rooted in the arts and in social justice issues, he has working experience from several different public flagship and private universities, having left a collegiate Information Technology/Student Services career of 7 years to return to school in order to teach and help others. He strongly believes in equitable university affairs, in the empowerment of others, in the capacity of people to achieve their goals, and in actualizing integrity and values. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve as a UNIV Instructor and Success Coach, and hopes to soon continue his teaching experience with a Ph.D.

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