CofC Student Affairs Division Highlights
The Student Affairs Division is dedicated to the development of all students and to facilitating their cultural, social, emotional, physical, ethical, and intellectual development so that they can grow into responsible, respectful, and effective individuals.
Here are some of the highlights from the Student Affairs Division.
- Student Health Services (SHS) reviewed over 12,000 COVID vaccine records and over 5,000 COVID-19 test results during the 2021-2022 school year.
campus doctor Dr. Dee DiBona was invited to the American College Health Association’s 2022 National Conference to present the findings of the SHS STI Evening Pilot Clinic Model, which resulted in a 300% increase in patient testing each month. Results are available in as little as 15 minutes and can be completed at SHS.
As part of the Lynn L Moody Mental Health Initiative, the Office of Student Welfare and Welfare also partners with clubs and organizations to provide training on how to help a friend in distress. The training provides valuable information on how to identify someone in difficulty, how to start and keep the conversation going, and what resources are available for those who need more help.
- The Center for Civic Engagement received a grant that will allow two full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA to join the team for 2022-2023.
The center was also selected as a recipient of a grant from the Bonner Racial Justice Community Fund.
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for Sustainable Development hosted their fourth Quality Improvement Plan Service Day on March 26, 2022.
- Center for Disability Services staff members and academic partners continue to mentor a group of students who are taking the initiative to create a neurodiversity-focused organization. The group’s mission will be to celebrate “all kinds of spirits” through education, advocacy and support.
- Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the Biden administration, visited nine students in the College Rehabilitation Program (CRP) as well as the director of CRP Bois Marchant ’89 and admissions counselor Nate Lyles this semester. Dr. Gupta looked at students’ pathways to recovery and how the program supports these students on campus. CRP then hosted a community forum on substance abuse, featuring Dr. Gupta and people who work in local treatment and recovery communities.