The School of Social Work continues to work diligently to ensure all our students, faculty and staff have what they need to succeed in their roles here at WMU during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. On this page you will find department-specific updates about changes to policies, procedures or resources. For official university-wide updates, please visit https://wmich.edu/covid-19. A few of WMU's frequently referenced pages are linked below.
The school understands that this situation adds significant stressors to many of our daily lives. If you need extra support of any kind during this time, please click the button below. You will be directed to send an email to Jennifer Klauth, our student services representative, who will connect you with appropriate resources. If the button doesn't work for you, just email email@example.com.
The School of Social Work Kalamazoo office is now open (as of July 6, 2021) with limited capacity from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. One staff member will be in the office each day, with most of our faculty continuing to work remotely.
If you would like to meet with a faculty member or advisor, please contact them prior to visiting to ensure that they are available. If you need to visit in person, please abide by university safety precautions, including wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated and maintaining physical distance of six feet. Most events will continue to take place virtually this year. Watch your email and our Facebook page for updates!
Where can I get vaccinated?
- Sindecuse Health Center offers free vaccinations to students, faculty and staff. Call to schedule your appointment at (269) 387-3287.
- Other sites offering COVID-19 vaccination include store pharmacies, such as Meijer and Rite Aid. The state's COVID-19 response website features a portal to county health departments throughout Michigan. Locally, any Kalamazoo County resident who is eligible may schedule an appointment online with the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department.
Why should I get vaccinated?
- CDC's Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
- WMU is currently offering vaccine incentives to students, including the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.
- State of Michigan Vaccine Incentives
How does the vaccine work?
What are the current statistics?
Where can I learn about COVID health disparities?
- While folks are generally infected at similar rates, there are significant disparities in rates of death due to COVID 19 by race, revealing yet another tragic avenue of racial health disparities.
- COVID-19 Deaths by Demographics in Michigan
- To learn more about the disparities in COVID treatment and statistics and how we can be a part of eliminating these disparities, check out nmanet.org and whitecoatsblackdoctors.org.