The Jed Foundation Announces First Class of JedCampus Seal Recipients
October 1, 2013
We are honored to announce the inaugural colleges and universities awarded the JedCampus Seal. The Seal recognizes schools that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming. The Seal—valid for two years— is part of the Foundation’s JedCampus program, the first nationwide program to facilitate a school’s ability to assess and enhance their mental health support system from a campus-wide perspective.
The schools that have received the JedCampus Seal are:
Marymount Manhattan College
New York University
The Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Stevens Institute of Technology
Texas State University
Three Rivers Community College
University at Albany, State University of New York
University of Kentucky
University of Southern California
University of the Sciences
University of West Georgia
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
“We are thrilled to be able to announce the first schools in the nation to receive the JedCampus Seal. These schools have shown they employ a comprehensive, community-based approach to mental health care which will result in the identification and care of more at-risk students,” said John MacPhee, Executive Director of The Jed Foundation. “We believe that the implementation of a campus-wide approach to mental health promotion will lead to safer, healthier campuses, and possibly greater student retention.”
The Jed Foundation only publicly recognizes those schools awarded the Seal. The names of participating schools that do not receive the JedCampus Seal are kept confidential. The Jed Foundation provides customized suggestions for enhancements, which can become a road map for assisting schools in creating a comprehensive emotional health program on their campus. Please join us in congratulating these schools for the excellent work they are doing to support the emotional wellbeing of their campuses.
For more information on JedCampus, visit www.jedcampus.org.