Book Aid Program Fall 2020

Please submit by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 30 2020; no additional applications will be accepted after that time. We will contact you via email by Monday, October 05, 2020 to confirm if we are able to purchase any textbooks for you.

The mission of the UO Women’s Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for women and people of all genders at the University of Oregon. The creation of the book aid program is just one of the many resources we provide, and promote.

The book aid program is offered at the beginning of fall, winter and spring terms. It is intended to help those with financial difficulties and other hardships which make it difficult to attain the necessary resources for success within this system of higher education. For the qualified students who apply, we try to help on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis. It is suggested that the textbooks you request total under $50 because of our limited funds.

To clarify, the book aid is a resource where we purchase textbooks for current UO students, and lend the textbooks for the term. The expectation is that the student will return the textbook by finals week of the term, unless other arrangements are made.

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The UO Women's Center book aid program intends to help as many as we can. If you have a second or third book that you need to request, submit an additional form. Please keep the total cost of ALL books requested in a term under $50 .

In general, we do not purchase the following textbooks and materials:
-Course packets, E-texts, and course codes because they cannot be re-used for subsequent terms.

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A Message from Fatima Roohi Pervaiz, UO Women’s Center Director, regarding Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence:

Dear UO Campus Community,

After receiving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our Federal, State and Local Government as well as Senior Leadership of the University of Oregon and the Division of Student Life, it is with a sincerely heavy heart that I officially announce the cancellation of this year’s Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on April 30th starting at 6pm in the EMU Amphitheater.

Given the large number of attendees and the risks associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we must take every precaution to prevent the spread of the virus to the Campus Community and any vulnerable folks who may in turn be exposed.

Yet now more than ever as people are experiencing unprecedented levels of isolation due to social distancing and quarantines (possibly in the same home with their abusers), supporting Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence is essential. Olivia Rodriguez, the Women’s Center’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, and I are working tirelessly to transform TBTN into a remote movement that continues to support survivors and amplify the voices of marginalized communities.

So although Take Back the Night as it has always been (with an in-person Rally, March and Speak Out) is officially canceled – we will still host a version of Take Back the Night at the end of April which will be digitally archived and saved for folks to view when and where it is safe for them to do so.

Please stay tuned for official updates on how and when to engage in this year’s transformed TBTN – and remember that the UO Women’s Center is committed to our trauma informed, student and survivor-centered, intersectional feminist, anti-oppression mission.

I am sincerely so sorry that this is where we have landed. But I assure you that we as a community will push through. We will do this because we are so resilient, so powerful and so worthy of the safety and loving support that Take Back the Night has always provided.

Any questions or concerns related to TBTN can be emailed to me at fpervaiz@uoregon.edu or Olivia at SVPEWC@gmail.com.

For ‪24/7 confidential support and resources about sexual violence, please call 541.346.SAFE or visit SAFE.uoregon.edu.

With Love and Solidarity,

Fatima Roohi Pervaiz

Dear UO Students:  The Women’s Center Book Aid program has reached its budgeted limit for the Spring 2020 Term.  Please check our RESOURCES page for other options.

Please check in the week prior to Week One of Fall Term to apply for Fall Term Book Aid. Set your calendar to check our blog on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Unfortunately, beginning tomorrow 3/17/20, the UO Women’s Center must close.

“In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Dean of Students (DOS) office is currently operating with reduced staffing levels and has transitioned to offering most services remotely. Thank you for your understanding and patience as together we work to sustain the health and well-being of our campus community.

We are committed to maintaining high-levels of support and resources for our students. During this time, our staff will continue to check and respond to voicemails and emails. DOS will also continue to offer crisis response drop-in hours remotely, Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you need assistance, please call (541) 346-3216.”

Please know that you can reach Fatima (WC Director) at fpervaiz@uoregon.edu and Karyn (WC Administrative Program Assistant) at karyns@uoregon.edu and that we are here for you.

Please take so much care. ❤️

Please be advised that the Women’s Center will be closed from 2-4pm on Friday, June 7th for our All Staff Leadership and Evaluation Retreat.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 541.346.3216.

For 24/7 confidential support and resources about sexual violence, please call 541.346.SAFE or visit SAFE.uoregon.edu.

For support and resources about incidents of bias or hate, please visit RESPECT.uoregon.edu. 

Please take so much care.