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Rackham’s Resolution Officer Is Here to Help You

Having problems or concerns related to your academic or personal life? Perhaps I can help. My role as Rackham’s Resolution Officer is to help graduate students and postdocs resolve a wide range of concerns, problems, or conflicts. Perhaps you are trying to manage an interpersonal conflict with your advisor, or are experiencing a family crisis. No matter the issue - big or small – I am here to assist. Help is available to all Rackham graduate students and postdocs. Please note that I provide a confidential and neutral place to express concerns and work with individuals to identify steps to achieve a timely and fair resolution.

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For Rackham Students with Emergency Financial Needs

Attending graduate school is a significant investment of time and money. Some students leave full-time employment to pursue a graduate degree and find themselves balancing the costs of graduate school and daily living on a fixed income. What do you do in the event of an emergency or if you encounter an unforeseen expense?

Did you know that both the Rackham Graduate School and the larger university community have set aside funds to help see students through financial hardship? These funds are designed to ensure that an unforeseen crisis in your immediate family or other unanticipated events don’t threaten the successful completion of your degree.

For Rackham Students with Extraordinary Emergency Financial Needs

Last week I wrote about Rackham’s Emergency Fund. I want to follow up by noting that, at some time during your graduate career, you may experience a significant financial emergency that does not meet the eligibility requirements for the Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Fund or exceeds the $2,500 limit of the fund. You may need assistance with living expenses after the unexpected loss of employment or departmental funding; or to replace personal items, such as computers, glasses, clothing or books that have been damaged or lost in a car accident or fire.

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