Next UCITE session to address how faculty can help improve students’ emotional, physical health

It has been said that college-age students are at one of the most vulnerable points in their lives. In addition to “normal” stressors of college life, many students are attempting to accomplish an overwhelming combination of busy, unduly loaded class schedules, extracurricular responsibilities, work and social activities.

Another, more disturbing issue that has gained substantial national attention is sexual misconduct on college campuses. Why is this so important to understand? What are the health consequences of these experiences for students? How have 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 the next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session. The session will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library building.

Nell Davidson, director of the University Health Service, as well as Jes Sellers, director of University Counseling Services, will give an overview of the impact of stress on students, and what faculty members can do to help.

Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP to