Students' Emotional and Physical Health

Date Released: 17 September 2015

It has been said that college age students are at one of the most vulnerable points in their lives: away from home, pressured by academic requirements and social responsibilities, feeling their way through new relationships and opportunities.  In addition to these "normal" stressors of college life, many of our students are attempting to accomplish an overwhelming combination of busy, unduly loaded class schedules, extracurricular responsibilities, work, and social activities. 

Another, more disturbing fact, is that sexual misconduct on college campuses is a problem which has substantial national attention focused on it presently. Why is this so important to understand?  What are the health consequences of these experiences for students?  What sources of data are available to back up claims made in the media?  How have our policies and procedures changed at CWRU? What are the consequences of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence?  Why is compliance with Title IX so important?

How these issues affect students, and what faculty members can do about those effects, will be the topic for our next UCITE session. Dr. Nell Davidson, Director of University Health Services, as well as Dr. Jes Sellers, Director of University Counseling Services, will be joining us to give an overview of the kinds of effects that stress has on our students. They will also share important information for faculty members about students experiencing stress in general, and what, if anything, they can do to help. 

Join us for that discussion on Thursday, September 17 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen Building (at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert) immediately on the left if you enter through the Euclid Avenue revolving door.

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend this session by replying to this email or sending a message to