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Winter 2023 Resources & Opportunities (Volume 4) – Husky Pawket Guide

Husky Pawket Guide From the Desk of Dr. Denzil Suite, UW Division of Student Life

Hi Huskies,

As the search for survivors continues in the ruins of buildings flattened by the powerful earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and the death toll in both countries reaches more than 40,000, the need for humanitarian aid has grown.

The UW Combined Fund Drive has identified a number of charities that are addressing the most urgent needs in response to the disaster that you can contribute to, if you are able.

Equally important is the need for support for our UW community directly affected by the earthquake. After the disaster, Student Life reached out to every student we know to be from the affected area to offer care and resources. If you or any students you know could use support, please share this information with them them and invite them to get in touch with Student Life at

  • The Counseling Center provides personal counseling, assessment, referral and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled students. For more information, visit Call 206-543-1240 to make an appointment.
  • LiveWell provides support and case consultation for students experiencing personal hardship, including academic hardship as the result of extenuating life circumstances. Call 206-543-2684 or visit to make an appointment.
  • Student Financial Aid: If these events have put an unexpected burden on you financially, please visit with staff in the Office of Student Financial Aid to explore emergency aid options.
  • CIRCLE (the Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange) streamlines critical support for UW international students, including Student Success and Wellbeing coaching. Contact CIRCLE at or 206-685-4004.

We stand with our students, faculty and staff affected by this tragedy today and in the months ahead.


Husky Experience

A rower crosses the water in front of the ASUW Shell House.

Take the Shell House Survey, enter to win a prize!

The UW is restoring the ASUW Shell House and we want your help in shaping the future of the historic building. The survey will take about 5 minutes, then you can enter a raffle to win AirPod Pros, an Instax Mini Polaroid Camera, IMA Rec Class pass, or a CRAGS climbing wall pass. Take the ASUW Shell House survey now! The survey is available until March 6.

Navigating UW

Safety reminder: What to do in the event of a shooter on campus

UW Police encourage you to review strategies for how to respond if you are faced with University of Washington Police Department active shooter. See UWPD safety tips and guidelines.

On-campus housing available for Summer internships

Exterior of Lander Hall

On-campus housing is available at the Seattle campus at the UW for college and university students pursuing summer internship opportunities. Fully furnished private rooms on the UW campus with move-in as early as June 18. Apply now!

Winter Makers Fair is Feb. 22-23Winter Quarter Makers Fair.

Stop by the HUB for the two-day Winter Makers Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 for uniquely made products created by over 190 vendors from our UW community. Attendees can enter to win amazing giveaways from some of our students, faculty, staff and alumni makers and artists.

Reproductive Health Care Vending Machine with a photo of the vending machine.


Students can now purchase reproductive health care products from a new vending machine located in the Odegaard Library cafe (first floor). Student Life partnered with the UW School of Pharmacy Registered Student Organization PhRESH (Pharmacists for Reproductive Education and Sexual Health) and the Kelley-Ross Foundation, to purchase and maintain a vending machine in October 2022.

The vending machine is stocked with Plan B, pregnancy tests, tampons, pads, Advil, Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol and Benadryl. The Odegaard Library is currently the only vending machine location, but Student Life is exploring adding more vending machines in the future. Plan B is also available at UW’s Hall Health Center.

Mental Health Moment

Umoja Unity with Umoja symbol.Learn how to manage racial trauma and micro/macro-aggressions, explore storytelling and art therapy and more in the Umoja Interpersonal Processing and Support Group starting spring quarter. This support group will prioritize the experiences of Brown and Black women who are graduate students (undergraduate students will be considered as space permits). Contact facilitator Dr. Charisse Williams at or 206-543-124 to request to join the group.

Career and Internships

Week of Workshops. Learn to showcase your skills and strengths.

Jump start your job search with a series of Career & Internship Center information sessions next week:

  • Resume Writing Basics – Feb. 27, 12:30-1 p.m., Zoom
  • How to Write a Cover Letter – Feb 28, 12:30-1 p.m., Zoom
  • Successful Job Searching – March 1, 12:30-1 p.m., Zoom
  • Preparing for an Interview – March 2, 12:30-1 p.m., Zoom
  • Managing Career Anxiety – March 3, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Zoom


Cool Courses for Spring 2023ArtSci with illustration of arts and sciences programs.

Check out these unique Arts & Sciences offerings for spring 2023. They’re open to all students and have no prerequisites. Some options include:

  • JSIS B 100B – The Ball is Global: Soccer and Global Affairs
  • JSIS B 100F – The Ukraine War and Europe’s Energy Crisis
  • SCAND 232 – Hans Christian Andersen and the Fairy Tale Tradition

Discussion: President Biden’s nuclear policyEmma Belcher

Emma Belcher, President of Ploughshares Fund, will explore the geopolitical and diplomacy impacts of President Biden’s nuclear policy at this critical time of global nuclear threats with Jackson School faculty Christopher Jones and Scott Montgomery. Free. No RSVP required.

When: 2:30-3:20 p.m. March 1
Where: Husky Union Building, Room 214

Renters’ rights student workshop Feb. 23Illustration of a house and trees.

Attend an online workshop to learn about your rights and responsibilities when reviewing a lease, moving in and out, security deposits subletting and raising rent. Must pre-register to receive Zoom link. Sign up for the Renters’ Rights workshop.

Jess KeaneLeaders of the Pack

Panhellenic Association President Jess Keane

Pronouns: She/Her
Academic Year: Junior
Major/Studies: Business and Chemistry
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona

What does your position as UW Panhellenic Association president entail?
I am responsible for the 10 Panhellenic Executive officers. We meet confer to discuss community plans and outreach and discuss ideas to make the community better. Additionally, I meet and communicate with the 18-chapter presidents and serve as a pillar of support for them. Beyond that, I am the external face of the Panhellenic community. I hold meetings with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as the presidents of the three other Greek councils. I interact with university staff and faculty as well as other UW student organizations.

Why did you get involved in student leadership?
I got involved in Panhellenic because I saw a need in our community and decided that I wanted to be in a position to make change. I love working in service-based leadership roles which is something that Panhellenic is very passionate about. I have had the best time creating friendships with other community members and meeting campus leaders through my position. I am excited to spend this year making connections between UW Panhellenic and organizations on and off-campus.

What do you wish you’d known about the UW sooner?
Something I wish I knew earlier was that trying new opportunities at UW is a rewarding experience. I was nervous at first to step out of my comfort zone, but I have met so many amazing people and made fantastic memories!

Anything you want to add?
Just a little reminder to prioritize yourself and your health. It’s okay to need a break; self-love is so important!