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Reducing Risk: The Financial, Institutional, and Emotional Toll of Declining Student Mental Health on Campuses

On-Demand | Originally Broadcast on April 18, 2023 | Presented by GradGuard

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The decline in mental health of college students has been a growing concern, and one that has compounded since the pandemic. Research confirms that the mental health of students has become a substantial risk to institutional enrollment and has compounding impacts for how institutions best respond.

According to data from the American College Health Association, it is likely that tens of thousands of students withdraw each year due to mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, and depression. More than 113,000 students took a leave of absence in 2021, which included medical leaves for mental health reasons, according to the National Student Clearinghouse.

Students who stop-out may face substantial financial losses and also owe schools money. These financial burdens dampen a student’s ability to return and eventually graduate.

This webcast will share trends and best practices in reducing the financial, institutional, and emotional risks of declining student mental health.

This Partner Webcast is created by GradGuard and offered free for members thanks to their generous support.

This webcast and webcast materials (the “webcast”) are provided for general informational purposes only. The views expressed in the webcast are those of the webcast sponsor and/or individual speakers and not NACUBO. NACUBO does not necessarily endorse any information, views, products, or services discussed in the webcast.

What You Will Learn

  • Identify the mental health issues impacting students and the tools and resources campuses are finding to help combat the situation
  • Facilitate campus-specific discussion on how to reduce risks surrounding the uptick in student mental health conditions 
  • Locate the national tools and resources available to campuses, including the JED Foundation, and emerging practices used by institutions to address the emotional health of students.

Meet the Presenters

  • Talea Drummer-Ferrell, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Kent State University 
  • John King, vice president of student life, Roger Williams University
  • Nance Roy, chief clinical officer, JED Foundation
  • John Fees, co-founder and managing director, GradGuard

How to Access the Recording

After you register, you will navigate to your NACUBO classroom to access the recording.


CPE Information

CPE credit is not available for this program.

CPE credit is not available for on-demand viewing at this time.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

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