Five Strategies to Support Students’ Emotional and Behavioral Health

In collaboration with Georgetown University, the Mary Christie Foundation has released a new white paper on how colleges can improve and support the mental health and well-being of their young adult students.

Centering Equity in Student Mental Health Task Forces: Lessons Learned From the University of Michigan

Based on their work with the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School Task Force on Graduate Student Mental Health, Sara Abelson, Meghan Duffy, and Janelle Goodwill identify eight ways that university mental health task forces can center equity in their work.

Supporting College Students Through a Public Health Crisis: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast, significantly affecting 13 million people in states throughout the region. Ruth M. López and Vincent D. Carales of the University of Houston look at what colleges can learn from Hurricane Harvey to address student mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey Studies College and University Student Affairs Officers’ Perceptions

Inside Higher Ed released findings from a recent survey of higher education institutions to better understand the perceptions and practices of university student affairs officers on key issues including student mental health, race relations and diversity on campus, hunger and homelessness on campus, free speech, sexual assault, Greek life, and athletics.

Strategies for Supporting the Mental Health Well-being of Students

A recent report released by ACT, “Supporting the Mental Health Well-Being of High School Students,” sheds light on incoming students’ expectations for support and services at their post-secondary institution.

Involuntary Withdrawal Policies: No Room for Mental Health Stereotypes in a Fair Process

Recent developments on campus have highlighted the importance of comprehensive, transparent involuntary withdrawal policies for students who pose a risk of self-harm. Attorney Amy C. Foerster discusses what higher education institutions should consider and how to incorporate principles established by the  Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

The American College Health Association to Hold Leadership Summit on College Mental Health

The American College Health Association (ACHA) will hold a leadership and innovation summit called “Inspiring Hope & Real Solutions to Address College Mental Health and Well-Being” Oct. 23 at the Marriott Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

Helping Students at Risk of Self-Harm: Considerations for the New Academic Year

ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough outlines a series of principles gleaned from Department of Education documents that campuses can use as they design policies and practices to help at-risk students.

Study Finds Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students More Likely to Report Issues With Mental Health

A recent study used data from the 2015-2017 Healthy Minds Study to examine the mental health of 1,237 transgender and gender non-conforming students on 71 U.S. college campuses.

College Student Mental Health and Well-Being: A Survey of Presidents

To better understand how campuses are navigating the challenge of student mental health and well-being, ACE conducted a survey of 400 college and university presidents at the end of April. Read what they had to say.

Mental Health and Post-traditional Learners

Post-traditional learners are often expected to adjust their own lives and schedules to campus life and services, including in the area of mental health. But it is equally important that campus services and culture are adjusted to better serve this growing group of students and their unique needs.

ACE2019: Designing Strategies to Support the Mental Health of Students

Campus leadership plays a key role in helping move the needle on long-term, long-lasting systemic change that will serve all students on campus.