Category 1: Well-Being Seminar Grant
Goucher College has a long, rich civic history, and has been dedicated to engaging in thoughtful curricular and co-curricular community-based work for many years, including social justice and activism on local, national, and international issues. This has particularly been true for students of color, as the national conversation around racism and its structural role in higher education has become an important exchange for all college campuses. Student activism has pushed institutions to be more reflective on their structures, and to increase the commitment to social justice and equity. Yet, students of color continue to experience greater emotional and psychological turmoil than their majority group counterparts. How do we help students develop a more nuanced understanding of themselves, especially in terms of their psycho-social well-being, during these times of great emotional stress? How do we help students achieve the right balance between their academic work and their rich co-curricular life, particularly as student activists?