Washington & Jefferson College: Psychosocial Well-Being Initiative Grant

Psychosocial Well-Being Initiative Grant

Through significant changes to our institutional programming and culture, W&J used this grant to focus on students’ continual growth during their college experience.  We created a W&J experience open to the entire student population. Our outcomes were as follows: we 1) trained W&J faculty and staff to be advisors for first-year students over the summer; 2) revised curricula and instructional practices to support a culture of flourishing and more engagement in experiential learning experiences, service learning activities, and volunteer opportunities; 3) created a more coordinated approach to academic advising between Student Life and Academic Affairs; 4) planned and implemented changes to our LAUNCH program for incoming students; 5) created new Orientation programs, including those for new, transfer and international students, involving staff members from a number of different areas of the College; 6) created an Intersession (January term) experience for first-year students, in which they received personal, intellectual, and life skills development; 7) developed and implemented Life/Transition Skills programming for Seniors, which included sessions on both pragmatic and psychosocial elements of well-being; 8) created a mentoring program for upper- and underclassmen; and 9) hosted Senior Dinners featuring W&J Alum.  

Primary Investigators: Dean Eva Chatterjee-Sutton, Vice-President and Dean of Student Life, echatterjeesutton@washjeff.edu

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