Today’s UCITE program focuses on how to identify, help students in distress

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 are attempting to accomplish an overwhelming combination of busy, unduly loaded class schedules, extracurricular responsibilities, work, and social activities. This potentially unhealthy combination leads to many issues, but one of the most potent side effects is the fact of pure sleep deprivation.

How these issues affect students, and what faculty members can do about those effects, will be the topic of the next UCITE session, led by Nell Davidson, director of University Health Services, and Jes Sellers, director of University Counseling Services.

The discussion will be held Sept. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, located on the ground floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided; RSVP to