Support Resources

Community of Care Repatriation Financial Support Requests

Beginning in Fall 2022, the NAGPRA Committee worked with the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to provide financial support for the community to repair and heal through the repatriation and NAGPRA process. Financial support was provided for expenses related to individuals' travel for ceremony and mental health services.

As the key elements of the NAGRA process are now well underway, the Committee has concluded the financial support program for individuals. Instead, efforts will be made to develop sustainable programs that build individuals’ capacity for self- and community- care, support, and healing. This effort will ensure we have strong mechanisms of support in place for the years-long process of repatriation and beyond.

The future of Native Wellness Programs at KU is exciting and will be proactively communicated with Native American and Indigenous Jayhawks, as well as the KU community at large.

KU Support Resources

  • Care Referral

    Student Affairs Student Care Referral Team strives to develop, facilitate, and coordinate a university-wide program of care and support for students.

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

    CAPS help students with issues related to psychological problems. Individual sessions, group sessions, and psychiatric services are available. Contact: 785-864-2277

  • Reflection Rooms

    Seven spaces across the Lawrence campus are available to provide a quiet and private space for individuals to exercise expressions of their religious, spiritual, and meditative practices.

  • Student Access Center

    The Student Access Center assists students with facilitating accommodations including classroom changes.

  • Employee Assistance Program

    Provides KU employees with information, short-term counseling, advice and referrals to licensed professionals.

  • KU Psych Clinic

    Serves the University of Kansas and the greater Lawrence area community by providing an array of high-quality, affordable mental health services.

  • Ombuds Office

    A confidential, impartial, informal and independent office on campus where members of the campus community can discuss issues they may be facing as a student, faculty or staff faculty member.

  • Office of Civil Rights & Title IX

    This office serve as formal notice to the university and legally require to follow up with all those involved. It is appropriate to submit almost any incident to the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX as they can investigate a situation.

Non-KU Support Resources

  • Native Crisis Text Line

    Feelings of anger and isolation stemming from colonization may feel deeper than ever. If you need someone to talk to, text NATIVE or INDIGENOUS to 741741 to reach a volunteer cultural competent Crisis Counselor.

  • Indian Health Services Find Healthcare

    IHS Find Healthcare is an online locator and map for Indian Health Service, Tribal or Urban Indian Health Program facilities.

  • Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center

    Provides caring, effective and confidential services that address diverse mental health needs.

  • Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters

    If you’re thinking about suicide, concerned for a friend, grieving, feeling hopeless, or just need to talk to someone about something that is going on in your life.

  • Scott Bear Don’t Walk, LMFT

    Scott Bear Don’t Walk (Crow Tribe of Western Montana) is a therapist in the Lawrence, KS area who is available for culturally informed and affirming counseling. Individuals, couples, or families can call, text, or email Scott using the information on his website.