Health and well-being are crucial to students’ academic and personal success, yet nurturing student well-being on campus is a constantly evolving challenge.
Colleges are seeing a nationwide trend: an increase in student stress levels and growing demand for a variety of student services, from academic support to time management guidance to counseling.
The reasons for this growing demand are complex. Several national studies have noted factors such as increasing financial pressures, the polarized social and political climate, current events that impact marginalized communities, ever-present social media, increased safety and security concerns and heightened awareness of and de-stigmatization of mental health issues—a positive shift that has led to more students seeking support.
How are colleges and universities tackling this upsurge in student demand for support to ensure that our students have what they need to succeed?