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Announcing the NC State Student Mental Health Task Force

Vice Chancellor and Dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs Doneka Scott announces a university-wide student mental health task force.

Dear students,

The importance of mental health and well-being is on the top of the minds of many in our community. As we continue to grieve and cope with the loss this semester of some amazing young people in our community, I want to let you know about some of the additional steps the university is taking to address the mental health and well-being of our Pack.

This week, I convened and charged a Student Mental Health Task Force that includes student, faculty and staff representation. This task force will take inventory of existing mental health resources on campus, research best practices from academic literature and peer institutions, and review our existing policies, rules and regulations that affect student mental health. The task force’s goal is to make short- and long-term curricular and co-curricular recommendations to help improve student mental health at NC State. You can read the full charge and find the latest updates on this webpage.

A very important part of this process is hearing your ideas and feedback. Please share your feedback with the task force by Friday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. We will update you on the progress of the task force in the coming weeks. I have asked the task force to submit a completed report to me by Jan. 30, 2023, so that we can begin implementing recommendations during the spring semester.

In the meantime, please take care of yourself, check in with your support networks, and use the many existing programs and services available to you through NC State. Please visit our Wolfpack Wellness website for a comprehensive list of support services, training and development opportunities and upcoming activities centered around mental well-being. You can also find information about off-campus resources.

Each one of you is important to me and to the Pack. Be well, and please don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Be well, and please don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

Dr. Doneka R. Scott
Vice Chancellor and Dean
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
NC State University