Learn About JED Campus

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.

By becoming a member of JED Campus, a school demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. 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. 

Over the course of their participation in the program, JED Campus schools receive:

  • Support in the development of an interdisciplinary, campus-wide team that includes senior leadership to steer this work at their university

  • An in-depth, confidential survey, at the beginning of the program and then again after three years, assessing mental health promotion and substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts

  • Customized feedback reports created by JED’s clinical team after each survey identifying successes and opportunities for enhancement

  • An onsite meeting with a JED expert to develop a strategic plan tailored to a school’s individual needs that will serve as a roadmap to implement enhancements over the course of the program

  • Ongoing support from a dedicated JED Campus Advisor who provides consultation, guidance and resources to help each school achieve its goals

  • Membership in a nationwide Learning Community – a network of JED Campus schools that share advice and experiences as well as presentations/discussions on specific topics of interest that emerge from JED’s work with JED Campus schools

  • The JED Campus membership seal to signify the school’s commitment to student mental health 

The cost of the program for each participating school is $6,000 for the four-year commitment, plus the cost of travel for a JED Campus clinician to visit your school. Financial aid is available for institutions who are underresourced and in need. Applications for financial aid can be obtained by e-mailing info@thecampusprogram.org.

Today, schools representing over two 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.

For more information or to get started, please register on this site or contact info@thecampusprogram.org