As you may have heard, Missouri S&T has become a JED Campus!
JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, programs, and policy development with customized support to build upon existing mental well-being, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts. JED Campus schools embark on a strategic partnership with JED that assesses and enhances existing work and helps to create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community. As part of the process, each school establishes an interdisciplinary, campus-wide team to assess, support, and implement improvements.
Over the course of our participation in the program, we will:
The committee has successfully completed many strategic plan items since the start of the project and is working on phase two initiatives. The accomplishments and new goals are outlined below.
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Director of Student Well-Being
Purpose: To collect, analyze, and share well-being and inclusion data
Members: Jessica Gargus, Wayne Jones, Rachel Morris, Dorie Paine, Mindy Bryson, Katie Roberts, Liz Dodd, Adam Rademacher, Michael Pleimann, Edna Grover-Bisker
Purpose: To promote academic partnerships and enhance engagement in well-being and inclusion matters that contribute to student success
Members: Dave Westenberg, Jessica Gargus, Jonathan Kimball, Smitty Grubbs, Carol Durk, Kate Drowne, Daniel Forciniti, Dan Reardon, Laura Woods-Buchanan, Rainer Glaser, Wes Lewis, Simran Bhatia, Simone Waldon
Purpose: To promote social connectedness and enhance support for underrepresented groups
Members: Jessica Gargus, Beth Concepcion, David Spivey, Cindi Nelson, Karen Head, Barb Prewett, Annie Birt-Milbradt, Simran Bhatia, Nicole Roberson
Purpose: To facilitate student and committee collaboration and provide feedback on health and well-being initiatives
Members: Simran Bhatia, Rachel Kohman, Mahathi Dhulipala, Spenser Walchuk, Tohajie Raet, Raghu Yelugam, Raheemat Rafiu
The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges, and make a successful transition to adulthood.
Leaving home for the first time, living in a new city or state, and having to manage their own schedule may be a challenging experience for a student. In addition, they may struggle to make new friends and build the life skills they need to succeed. JED has developed programs and resources to help students have a healthy and positive college experience while preserving their mental health.
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