NIRSA and ACUHO-I are proud to present a four-part virtual roundtable series focused on mental health and higher education. We hope members will benefit from these conversations both personally and professionally as they continue to navigate unprecedented times.

Each session will feature a moderator and several panelists. Thanks to our partnership with AUCCCD, AUCCCO, and ACCA, there will be at least one mental health professional included during each panel.

These virtual roundtables will feature brief introductory remarks by our panelists, and then the opportunity for attendees to actively engage in the program by making comments and asking questions in real-time. Each roundtable is designed to be discussion-based.

Registration links, dates, and a brief description of each panel are below. Be sure to check back with NIRSA’s Ideas in Motion page for up to date presenter information as well.

Mental Health Series: Supporting Black Community Members

Wednesday, July 22, 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Join this moderated discussion on how systemic issues of racism/anti-Blackness may manifest on campus in the upcoming term, and how to most effectively support our Black community members during the current climate of unrest, heightened racial tensions, COVID-19, and the call to action to dismantle systemic racism on our campuses and beyond. Panelists will include professionals with mental health and student affairs backgrounds.

Register today!

Mental Health Series: Supporting Professional Staff

Wednesday, July 29, 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Join this moderated discussion on how to most effectively support staff member as they embark on the new reality that is COVID-19 on campus, and particularly as questions around staff safety and job security (furloughs & layoffs) loom large (and like never before) for student affairs functional areas like campus housing and recreation. Panelists will include professionals will mental health, human resources, and student affairs backgrounds.

Register today!

Mental Health Series: Supporting Students

Wednesday, August 5, 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT

Join this moderated discussion on how to most effectively support students as they embark on the new and ongoing reality that is COVID-19 on campus, and particularly as issues around health, safety, and an altered college experience become the norm. Panelists will include professionals with mental health and student affairs backgrounds.

Register today!

Mental Health Series: Supporting BIPOC Community Members

Thursday, August 13, 3:00pm PT / 12:00pm ET

Join this moderated discussion on how systemic racism may manifest on campus in the upcoming term and how to most effectively support our BIPOC community members during the current climate of unrest, heightened racial tensions, COVID-19, and the call to action to dismantle systemic racism on our campuses and beyond. Panelists will include professionals with mental health and student affairs backgrounds.

Register today!

  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships Erin O’Sullivan.
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Erin O'Sullivan is currently the Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships at NIRSA.