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Workshops & Events


Below is a list of links to workshops currently offered.

For more information please contact the UMatter2 Office.


There are many different workshops and trainings offered on campus to meet the different needs of our campus community. Attend a workshop and learn how you can support students in need.

COVID-19 & Mental Health: Supporting Our Students (and Yourself!)

COVID-19 has changed the landscape at our university and our world, and had significant impacts on mental health. Join us for a conversation to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our college students, warning signs of mental health issues and ways you can support their mental health in the classroom and in your work. We will also talk about ways faculty and staff are impacted and provide some suggestions to take care of yourself, as well.

For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Wall by email:

Practical Approaches forFaculty to SupportStudent Well-being and Mental Health

Faculty play an important role in the lives of college students, especially during times of uncertainty. Faculty can contribute to the creation of caring campus communities and productive learning environments that help students thrive and, when needed, seek professional help. This workshop provides some basic information about student mental health as well as practical approaches that faculty members can implement in the classroom to help support the mental health and well-being of students. Different strategies will be shared, and participants will be encouraged to share successful strategies of their own.

For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Wall by email:

You Can Help a Student

This workshop presents a simple overview of college student mental health, how to identify distress in students and how you can help as a faculty or staff member.

You Can Help a Friend

This workshop teaches students how to recognize and respond to signs of distress in peers.


Below is a list of campus events planned for the upcoming academic year. For more information please contact the UMatter2 Office.

Fresh Check Day (date to be determined), the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally. This event is held annually in October.

Health Education Events (Therapy Dogs, HAWK Chillout, Stress Relief Fair, Petting Farm and more)

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