Background

In September of 2018, President Pollack announced that the university would conduct a comprehensive review of student mental health.

In response to the President’s call for a Comprehensive Review of Student Mental Health, the Campus Health Executive Committee (CHEC) oversaw the development of a proposal for the review. During the Fall 2018 semester, students, staff, and faculty, including the members of the university-wide Coalition on Mental Health, provided input regarding the mental health needs of the campus community that should be examined in the review. The consensus was that the comprehensive review should include two broad themes:

  • Exploring how best to meet the growing clinical needs of students facing mental health problems
  • Identifying ways in which the campus environment / campus culture might change to better support student mental health

The CHEC then approved a plan for a comprehensive review of clinical and campus mental health issues (including suicide prevention) that will be conducted by a combination: