Superintendence of Social Assistance launches Clique Social service for undergraduate students

Since December 8, undergraduate students at the University have been able to schedule, at USP’s Computer Services Portal, a time for attending social workers. The process, which was previously done by e-mail, provides more agility and practicality for students.

During the covid-19 pandemic, calls are being made through Google Meet. Social workers are available to answer questions about the Student Support and Student Training Program (PAPFE), advise on housing possibilities, make referrals related to health problems, receive reports of cases of gender violence, among others.

“In all of USP’s Social Services, students have access to specialized listening, the necessary support, guidelines and referrals relevant to each situation that presents itself. For students linked to PAPFE, the monitoring starts, most of the time, by the initial contact when enrolling in the program and usually goes up to graduation ”, explains the superintendent of Social Assistance (SAS) at USP, Gerson Yukio Tomanari.

In São Paulo, Social Service professionals work at SAS, at the Health / Law Quadrilateral, at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH) and at the Lorena School of Engineering (EEL). Inside, they are linked to the City Halls of each campus. Altogether, USP has 24 social workers.

The Dean of Graduation, Edmund Chada Baracat, points out that “Clique Social is available to all undergraduate students at USP and demonstrates the institutional concern with the integral education of the student”.