Demand 3: Counseling and Psychological Services

via community letter, Nov. 11, 2015:

"Due to the systematic oppression faced by Black students throughout the world via colorism, racism, classism, mass incarceration, police brutality and all other injustices we need psychological services that cater to our unique psychological needs. Emory University prides itself on being responsive to the whole Emory University student (spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally), therefore, in order to include the Black student, we demand for the Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to provide unique and alternative methods of counseling for Black students if they prefer to receive them. CAPS does not take into consideration that our psychic health is compromised due to systemic oppression (social, racial, economic, gender, etc). These alternative counseling methods include: Black spirituality methods, Black counselors, and counselors of color."

Wanda Collins, Bobbye Hampton, Bria Jarrell, Valerie Jean, Catherine Labiran, Jalyn Radziminski-Smith, Bridgette Young Ross, Adrienne Slaughter, DeLa Sweeney, Jane Yang*, Max Zoberman

*Social Justice Process Owner

Increase Collaboration with Students and Campus Partners

 Pilot a peer ambassador program. (September 2016)

_ Work with campus partners to enhance community building. (Fall 2016)

Support the Unique Health Needs of Black Students

_ Targeted suicide prevention bystander trainings (QPR) for students in the Black community. (Fall 2016)

_ Improve access to mental health resources for Black students (e.g., Steve Fund crisis text line, Students of Color Group, Interactive Screening Program) (Fall 2016)