About JED Campus
JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.
JED Campus schools embark on a multi-year strategic partnership with JED that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done, but helps create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community. By becoming a member of JED Campus, a school demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students.
Over the course of their participation in the program, JED Campus schools receive:
- A 4-year partnership with JED, providing in-depth technical assistance from a dedicated campus advisor throughout the institution’s participation in the program
- Assistance in building a multi-disciplinary, cross-campus team to work on this initiative with support and involvement from senior leadership on campus
- The JED Campus Baseline Assessment – a 130-item assessment measuring 540 variables of campus systems, policies and programs based on JED’s comprehensive framework followed by a Post-Assessment evaluating systems change in the institution over the course of the program
- Two administrations of the Healthy Minds Study – an in-depth assessment of students’ attitudes, behaviors and awareness of mental health issues both at the beginning and toward the end of the program
- A detailed feedback report highlighting strengths and areas for enhancement in the institution’s systems, policies, and programs based on the JED Campus Baseline Assessment responses as well as the students’ reported experience obtained from The Healthy Minds Study
- An on-campus meeting between the institution’s JED Campus team and one of JED’s Subject Matter Experts to review the feedback report and begin to generate a strategic plan to guide implementation of recommendations
- The development and finalization of a strategic plan organized according to the JED framework, complete with objectives and detailed action steps aimed at meeting those objectives
- Ongoing technical assistance from the campus advisor offering guidance, access to resources, consultation, etc., tracking progress on action steps and objectives
- A detailed feedback report with pre-post data analysis for both the JED Campus Assessment and The Healthy Minds Study
- A data summary highlighting the impact on student outcomes/changes in students’ attitudes, behaviors and awareness as a result of systems change accomplished through JED Campus
- A final year devoted to issues of sustainability to help institutions maintain the gains they made via JED Campus once participation comes to a close
- Membership in the JED Campus Learning Community, which consists of at least eight webinars per year on specific topics of interest to JED Campus schools.
- ULifeline – an online resource center for college students with information about emotional wellness, a confidential online screener as well as information about how to access mental health services available on their JED Campus
- The JED Campus Playbook – a comprehensive online resource library consisting of resources, sample policies, programs, educational campaigns and research/professional journal articles related to the JED Campus framework
- Access to the JED Campus Discussion Board where participating schools can post questions and share resources and promising practices with each other
- A membership seal signifying the institution’s commitment to working with JED to improve the emotional health and well-being of its students and working to prevent suicide and serious substance abuse
- Discounts and free access to numerous programs and services that enhance the supports available to students and staff
- Upon completion of the 4 year program, membership as a JED Campus alum with opportunities for mentorship and ongoing participation in the JED Campus learning community
Today, schools representing over 1.9 million students are engaged in a process of robust assessment and enhancement of their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention policies, systems and programs through their membership in JED Campus.