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.
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
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.