When it comes to student well-being, the national picture can be bleak. Headlines focus on campus violence and suicides; students report high levels of stress and anxiety.
At a Student Resiliency Symposium in Charlotte, four colleges and universities came together to focus on this issue and think about what a healthy campus looks like. The Duke Endowment sponsored the day-long event, inviting student life directors, professors and college staff who work with student health programs and campus activities.
“We all recognize how important this is,” says Frederick Murphy, director of counseling services at Johnson C. Smith University. “It doesn’t matter that our campuses look and feel different, students are having a hard time. And we have to ask ourselves what we can do as institutions to help them succeed.”
As part of our continuing series, our latest Profile of Service spotlights David Liu, a Duke University student who spent the summer making a difference in the lives of children–and learning life-changing lessons about himself. An interview and video shares David's story.
A continuum of services at the Carolina Youth Development Center supports at-risk young people on the road to independence. Learn more through this Q & A with the center's leader, Barbara Kelley Duncan.
A free online service makes it easier to apply for benefits that might otherwise go unclaimed. Learn more about how this "one-stop-shop" program is helping families in need.