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Support Group Registration

Thank you for your interest in our support groups! You do not need to be a counseling center client to join. Anyone affiliated with the university can attend. Staff, faculty, and students are welcome. There is no charge for group participation. The only requirement is that you are physically located in the state of Utah for any session you attend during the period these groups are provided through telemental health. If you have not already done so, you must register at least one day in advance of the group so facilitators will have your information. Once registered, you will be added to the group list and will receive a reminder email on the morning of the day your group meets. 

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Support Groups Currently Offered

  • All the Feels: A BIPOC Support Group meets in-person on Thursdays from 12-1pm. This is a space where BIPOC students can foster community and gain support from other BIPOC students. For more information or to sign- up for the group, please register online (below) or contact Fabiola Madrigal  or Nicole Puertas Sanchez.

  • Beyond Binaries is a weekly support group for transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming folx. It meets Thursdays from 2:30-4pm. Please contact Keri Frantell for more information.
  • Belonging is an LGBTQIA+ support group open to anyone under the queer umbrella, aiming to empower, support and build community so that no one feels alone or unseen in their various identities. It meets virtually on Wednesday between 1-2:30pm. Please, contact Troy Leishman for more information.
  • Chai & Chat meets virtually on Thursdays from 4-5pm. It is a support group to provide a safe support space for international students to share their experiences and discuss anything that is confusing, difficult, challenging or amusing. We can talk about cultural differences, the effects of COVID-19, homesickness, relationships, adjustment to Utah or to the U. For more information, please contact Sui Zhang.
  • Chronic Illness is a support group for students experiencing chronic or long-term illnesses. This will meet virtually on Thursdays from 3:30-5pm during fall and spring semester. For more information, please contact Angela Enno.

  • Faith + Doubt meets in-person on Mondays from 3-4:30pm. This group provides support to those who are exploring and/or questioning their spiritual/religious/philosophical take on life. For more information, please contact Troy Leishman

  • Healing Connections is a group for students who mourn the death of a loved one. It provides a safe space and a supportive community where participants can express and process grief reactions, and examine how the loss changes them and their life. This group meets virtually on Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm. For more information, please contact Luana Nan

  • Let's Talk Support Group meets virtually on Fridays from 12-1pm. This is a space where students can drop- in for as needed support around social, academic, and life stress, and to learn about other supportive resources available to promote mental and emotional health and overall wellbeing. Please contact Gretchen Anstadt for more information.
  • Men of Color Self- Compassion Support Group provides a space where men of color can foster community and gain support from other men of color while gaining a sense of increased self- compassion. This group will meet in-person on Fridays from 12-1pm. For more information, please register below or contact Roberto Martinez.
  • New to the U is a support group for new undergraduate students to the university. This group will meet on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. For more information, please contact Alex White.

If there is a support group you’d like to suggest, please contact the University Counseling Center with your idea. We are always interested in knowing how we can best meet the needs of our campus community.

Contact Information


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Emergency Contact Information

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Support Group Information

Last Updated: 12/5/23