The Buchtelite

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union “grab-and-go” location.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2020

According to a survey from The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, 45% of 86,000 college students described themselves as “food insecure.” ZipAssist is helping students at The University of Akron facing food insecurity through its Campus Cupboard initiative. This program unofficially be...

Several Resources Available on Campus, in Community For Those in Need of Support

The Counseling & Testing Center and ZipAssist are based in Simmons Hall on campus.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

All members of The Buchtelite would like to offer their condolences to the friends and family of the student and fellow Zip we all lost too soon. In light of this tragedy, The Buchtelite would like to remind members of the community that they do not have to face struggles in life alone. If you or...

ZipAssist is the Plug

The ZipAssist desk located in the lobby of Simmons Hall.

By Réyna Pérez, Guest Writer

October 3, 2018

“I wouldn’t have been able to keep driving without the necessary repairs made to my car that ZipAssist helped me with,” one student said about ZipAssist, preferring not to be named. “My axle was bad, I had a busted tie rod in the front and a broken window in the back and more. It was hard enou...