Amidst COVID-19 resulting in the shutdown of schools and businesses, many individuals are stuck at home, out of their normal routine.
Phi Delta Epsilon, a co-ed, pre-med fraternity at IUB, has launched a program called “Quarantine Buddies,” in which students, professors, and anyone else interested can be matched with someone similar to them (ex: similar interests, similar areas of study) to help combat the increase in depression, lack of motivation, and overall loneliness that is a byproduct of social distancing.
Whether it be weekly video calls or daily texts, it is fully at the discretion of each pair how the communication occurs. Anyone interested can fill out the form in the link provided below. They will receive a short introductory email and then be responsible for staying in contact with their match.
This pandemic is easier fought together and no one should be alone.