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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.


    Basic Needs, Mental and Behavioral Health

    LaGuardia’s Mental Health Peer Specialist Training Program Provide Careers and Community for People with Mental Health Conditions

    The pandemic got Sylvia Mahjabeen thinking about her education again. She had spent the last decade cycling through jobs, in industries like retail and fast food, and left her latest gig, packing for Amazon, when lockdown began. The longtime Queens resident from Bangladesh decided to give school another shot. Nearly…

    MCQ. Issue 28
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Policy Decisions on Affirmative Action and Student Debt Directly Impact the Emotional Health of Students of Color

    Two critical issues that affect mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color and their education are currently on the national stage. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on October 31st regarding landmark college race-based affirmative action cases. Whatever opinion emerges will have a bearing on whether colleges…

    MCQ. Issue 27
    Opinion | Sexual Assault and Title IX

    Intersectionality is a key consideration in sexual assault policies on campus

    From the beginning of the #MeToo movement, many among us have felt that our stories of sexual assault and harassment were finally given legitimacy. Though never brave enough to formerly join the social media movement by telling my own story, I embraced it as a win for people who had…

    MCQ. Issue 27
    Mental and Behavioral Health

    Q&A with Tia Dole

    In The Steve Fund’s (TSF) first column for the Mary Christie Quarterly, TSF’s Executive Director, Dr. Tia Dole, discusses the organization’s latest research and initiatives, including its partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which examines and supports the mental health needs of students at historically Black colleges and…

    MCQ. Issue 26
    Sponsored | Mental and Behavioral Health

    Frontlines: Dr. Tondra Moore

    Read about the perspective of college health from a distinguished HBCU college health administrator. Tondra Moore, PhD, JD, MPH has a unique background with degrees combining chemistry, law, public health and health care administration.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of Health Services at Prairie View A&M University, an…

    MCQ. Issue 26
    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.