2018 Annual Representatives Meeting

“From Surviving to Thriving: How We Empower

Inclusive Well-Being on Our Campuses”

Hosted By the Claremont Colleges
June 20 – 22, 2018



There is evidence that under-represented students experience risks to their overall mental and emotional health, well-being, and academic performance on predominantly and historically white campuses. Understanding these challenges and offering recommendations that can be implemented by college professionals is imperative to supporting the capacity to thrive for all of our students. Our speakers and conference sessions will help us focus on the data documenting the experiences of our students in relation to their overall well-being, challenge us to think about whether our campus practices (particularly around health and well-being) are designed with approaches inclusive to the needs of all of our students, and offer best practices for improving our capacity for supporting students who will thrive in our communities.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Steve Fund, Director of the AAKOMA (African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescents) Project, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, will be our keynote speaker. The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the development of knowledge and leadership, creating and sharing best practices, connecting scholars and practitioners, and encouraging and helping professionals in campus mental health and student services to more effectively assist students of color.