Seven colleges and universities received the Healthy Campus Award today for their efforts to promote and protect the mental health, physical health, and overall well-being of their students.
Key criteria for selection include campuses that provide access to quality healthcare and that give mental health the same priority and investment as physical health. Research shows that investing in campus health leads to increased student engagement, retention, and success.
These schools offer a range of comprehensive and integrated health and mental health services. Several offer a full scope of wellness supports – including physical health services, counseling, mental health care, fitness programs, and sexual violence prevention education – at a single purpose-built center on campus. They also work to ensure that students receive immediate access to needed services, and some provide 24-hour on-call services. Other schools, in addition to the comprehensive services they provide, are engaging students in their mental health programs through advocacy, feedback, and peer education.
Register here for a webinar on May 24 at 2 pm ET to learn from this year’s Healthy Campus Award winners about their best practices and innovative strategies.