The Academic Resource Center compiles articles on grief, loss and coping from a student, school teacher and administrator’s perspective in one easy-to-use reference tool. Find guidelines and other useful resources to assist in the response to loss in an academic setting.



Articles for school administrators responding to loss in the academic setting, from the loss of a teacher to school and community-wide disaster.

Loss of a Student School Violence & Death Natural Disasters

Planning a Funeral


Guidelines for educators assisting grieving students or responding to the loss of a student or faculty member in the academic setting.

How Students Grieve Loss of a Fellow Faculty Member When a Student Loses a Parent



Resources for students who are dealing with loss or wish to express their condolences to fellow students or to faculty.

Loss of a Friend Loss of a TeacherWords to Express Condolences

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Sending Condolence Gifts

Explore options on how to express sincere sympathies through gifts of condolence. Plant a tree in memory of a loved one or send a food basket to mourning friends, family, or colleagues.

Send a Condolence Gift