Student Support Network

The Connecticut College Student Support Network program is an ongoing effort to identify and train student leaders in how to identify, reach out to and help other students in distress.

The program aims to improve students’ recognition of signs/symptoms of mental health distress, confidence in reaching out to others in distress, ability to provide support in the moment, and refer to appropriate supportive resources in the community.

The program involves a six-week training session during the course of one semester. An average of 15-25 new students are recruited into each training session (either fall or spring semester). If you are intersted in joining the Student Support Network, please contact the director of Student Counseling Services at

Active Minds

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses by developing and supporting chapters of student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy.

Connecticut College EMS

Connecticut College Emergency Medical Service seeks to provide expert pre-hospital care to respond quickly and safely to any emergencies that occur on campus. CCEMS currently operates at all club sporting events and in conjunction with campus safety. We also offer an on-campus EMT-Basic class and a number of scholarships from the Elizabeth Durante '10 EMT Scholarship Fund to help subsidize the class fee.

Health Peer Educators

The Peer Health Educators are a volunteer group of student leaders committed to promoting healthy lifestyle choices through a holistic approach to wellbeing. We are dedicated to empowering and educating ourselves and our peers to live balanced lives. The team is works closely with the Office of Wellbeing and Health Promotion and they are advised by CC Curtiss, director, with support from the senior associate dean of student life, director of student health services and the director of counseling services.

The Peer Health Educators facilitate innovative programs and events across campus to engage the campus community to critically about health and wellbeing. Specifically, their goal is to support a campus environment that respects all members while highlighting the reciprocal relationship between academic success and health. They meet weekly to plan events and discuss topics that impact college life like nutrition, stress, sleep, and more!

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