Scripps College has joined The JED Campus Program (Campus Program), a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program, and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts. Scripps College has established an interdisciplinary, campus-wide team to assess, support, and implement improvements with assistance from the Campus Program team. After taking an in-depth, confidential survey, at the beginning of the program and then again after three years, assessing our current mental health promotion, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts, JED’s clinical team will provide a comprehensive feedback report on each survey identifying successes and opportunities for enhancement. A JED expert visited our campus in April of 2017 for an onsite meeting to develop a strategic plan tailored to Scripps’ individual needs that will serve as a roadmap to implement enhancements over the course of the program.
Throughout the process, Scripps College will have an ongoing collaboration with a dedicated Campus Manager who will provide continued support and resources to help each school achieve its goals. In addition, Scripps College will have the opportunity to engage with the Campus Program Learning Community – a network of Campus Program schools that share learnings and experiences as well as presentations/discussions on specific topics of interest that emerge from JED’s work with Campus Program schools, as well as have access to an in-depth, online resource library.
Scripps College has received the Campus Program membership seal to signify our commitment to student well-being.