Researching and Strengthening Student Resilience on College Campuses

In North Carolina and South Carolina

Recent Campus Resiliency Articles

In the United States and Abroad

Harvard Resilience Consortium – This group of 10 colleges and university faculty, learning services and counseling services shares an interest in understanding and encouraging resilience in students. The website includes links to resilience resources at all 10 member schools.

The Penn Resilience Program for College Students – This website provides an introduction to an evidence-based, classroom group intervention for college students to prevent depression and anxiety.

The Resilience Project at Stanford University – This project uses personal narrative, programs and coaching to help students navigate setbacks and improve resilience.

The Thriving Project – Housed at Azusa University, this website provides access to The Thriving Quotient Survey that campuses can use to measure the academic, social and psychological aspects of a student’s college experience that are most predictive of academic success, institutional fit, satisfaction with college, and ultimately graduation. 

UCLA GRIT Coaching Program – With peer-to-peer coaching, UCLA students receive help with guidance, resilience, integrity and transformation.


Area of Work

  • Educational access and success

Program Area

  • Higher Education

Grantmaking Status

The Endowment is continuing to work through current grantees and is not accepting new applications.

Areas of Work

  • Prevention and early intervention for at-risk children

    To equip children and families with skills to ensure that children reach developmental milestones to lead successful lives.

  • Out-of-home care for youth

    To drive child welfare systems toward greater accountability for child well-being.

  • Quality and safety of health care

    Improving the quality and safety of health care delivery

  • Access to health care

    Improving health by increasing access to comprehensive care

  • Prevention

    Expanding programs to promote health and prevent disease

  • Academic excellence

    Enhancing academic excellence through program and campus development

  • Educational access and success

    Increasing educational access and supporting a learning environment that promotes achievement

  • Campus and community engagement

    Promoting a culture of service, collaboration and engagement among schools and communities

  • Rural church development

    Building the infrastructure and capacity of United Methodist churches to enhance ministry and mission

  • Clergy leadership

    Strengthening United Methodist churches by improving the quality and effectiveness of church leadership

  • Congregational outreach

    Engaging United Methodist congregations in programs that serve their communities