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    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Welcoming and inclusive campus environments are critical to all student’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.  A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming will also help improve access to higher education for students from historically marginalized groups. When colleges and universities prioritize access and representation across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, and age, it is a step forward in achieving social justice and creating inclusive environments.

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    Many higher education institutions are dedicating more time and resources to promote diversity and inclusion efforts, provide education on the historical context and intersectional experiences of different identities, and advocate for actionable ways to improve diverse student experiences.


    Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

    A Global Mindset: Student Mental Health at Minerva University

    Statistically speaking, students at Minerva University are far from average. The San Francisco based school is need-blind and merit-based, admitting less than 2% of those who apply.  Eighty percent of the students receive financial aid.  Only 12% are American.  The rest come from 70 separate countries. While Minerva students begin…

    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Student Activism in the Age of Covid

    The pandemic wreaked havoc on the favored tactics used by student organizers — but also created pockets of innovation A month before COVID descended, early 2020 was already a time of acute upheaval at Brigham Young University. In February, the administration had decided to erase the edict against “homosexual behavior”…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

    Activism and Self-Reflection: One Student’s Journey

    It was August 2020, and we were five months into quarantine, which meant five months away from campus, and five months of the absent hustle of student organizing. Like many others, quarantine had brought me two main things: stillness and time to reflect. During the months prior, I had many…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    Opinion | Student Success

    Commuter Students Need to Feel Part of the Campus Community – Now More than Ever

    For many universities this fall, students will be stepping onto campus for the first time after a lengthy quarantine for in-person instruction. Among them are student commuters. While most students may relish the opportunity to live on campus and socialize with peers, others choose to commute from home for financial…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Q&A: Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, authors of “Did That Just Happen?”

    “Did That Just Happen?” provides an in-depth guide on how organizations can not only create but also sustain diverse and inclusive environments. Authors Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, two clinical psychologists with marginalized identities themselves (Black and Queer), use real-life examples to show the negative impact marginalization can have on organizations…

    MCQ. Issue 23
    Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

    The McFeed is a weekly roundup of news and research on the health and wellness of college students.