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Board learns of mental health support structures, new initiatives for student well-being | VTx
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Board learns of mental health support structures, new initiatives for student well-being | VTx

As part of its recent quarterly meeting this week, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors discussed what is nationally a very hot topic in higher education: student mental health and well-being. Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Frances Keene provided an overview of mental health support structures in place at Virginia Tech, and introduced two new initiatives for students aimed at developing habits of wellness and accessing help when they need it. The context Nationwide, the need for mental health counseling services on university campuses continues to surge, with the demand at Virginia Tech increasing each year. While Virginia Tech scores highly in measures of student retention, graduation rates, graduate employment, and diversity and inclusion, the university’s data on student w...