We understand that you may experience financial or emotional hardship during your time with us. We are here to help you navigate and have compiled a list of helpful resources. We also encourage you to reach out to our advisors, your instructors, and your peers for additional support.
- History Department Student Emergency Funding: Apply through our website for emergency funding set aside for History Department affiliated undergraduate and graduate students.
- UW Financial Resources: A few options for further financial resources for currently enrolled students.
- Short Term Loans: The UW Office of Student Financial Aid has short term loan funds available to students who are experiencing temporary cash flow issues. You may receive up to $2500 or $3200 for undergraduates and graduate students, respectively.
- Graduate Student Health Insurance: Information about GAIP and eligibility both throughout the year and into summer quarter is available through UW HR.
- The King County Immigrant Fee Support Program supports immigrants in King County with paying fees associated with the immigration process.
Safety and Legal Resources
- Student Legal Services: Student Legal Services (SLS) is an on-campus law office that provides a safe and confidential space for all UW-Seattle and Bothell students who have legal questions or concerns. They offer free 40-minute consultations on a broad range of issues. Students can also hire them for ongoing representation for a low hourly rate.
- UW Bias Incident Reporting
- Safecampus: The UW violence prevention and response team at Safecampus is available to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others.
- Title IX: UW policies prohibiting sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct apply to all students, faculty and staff—whether the prohibited behaviors happen in person, online, over the phone, or in some other form. You have the right to make a formal report through the Title IX Office. The Title IX Office also provides support and resources so that those who have experienced harm better understand their options. Note: The 2020 Department of Education federal regulations, effective August 14, 2020, define sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct more narrowly than UW policy and require specific procedures for investigating allegations, possibly including a verbally conducted cross-examination. Read more about these changes on the FAQ page.
- API Chaya Seattle: A community-based organization supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault & human trafficking and working to educate and mobilize South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities to end exploitation.
- Know Your Rights: ACLU's guide to what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.
Mental Health Resources
- UW Counseling Center: is a mental health resource where currently enrolled students can receive assistance with adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and a variety of other challenges.
- LiveWell empowers individuals with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their health and well-being while at UW and beyond. LiveWell uses both the expertise of professional staff and passion of Peer Health Educators to provide evidenced-based health promotion, advocacy education, and prevention services.
- Husky Helpline is a service that provides UW students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, available 24/7 and in multiple languages.
- Black Mental Health Alliance: They develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and vulnerable communities.
- APISAA (Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American) Therapist Directory
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. More than 150 languages are offered.
- Call 1-877-990-8585 for the Asian LifeNet Hotline (24 hours). (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are offered)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” or text “Hablanos” to 66746 for 24/7 bilingual support.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Confidential advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for anyone experiencing domestic violence or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
- King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: Confidential advocates are available 24/7 at 888-99-VOICE (888-998-6423) to provide crisis intervention, information, and referrals for medical or legal advocacy.
Resources for Food, Rent, and Utilities
- Free or Low-Cost Internet Access: Xfinity WiFi hotspots (view map) are available to anyone who needs them for free. The City of Seattle also has a variety of resources to help you connect including free and discounted internet and discounted computers and phones.
- UW Campus Food Pantry: You can pick up food in person or use the UW Food Pantry's online form to select the food you want as well as the day and time block you want to pick up your food.
- Other food banks and resources: Please refer to Seattle Human Services' Emergency Food Resources Map, which is updated weekly, to find detailed information about food banks and free food around Seattle. The University District Food Bank is located on Roosevelt Way at 50th.
- UW Housing and Food Services: Students in UW housing should check with HFS about their options.