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Macaulay is launching a student-led initiative to assess wellness needs across our community and implement supportive programming in partnership with the JED Foundation. We are seeking 16 students to help us with this project, which will be led by Program Manager and alum Sara Louie, during the Spring 2024 semester.

All students interested in assessing campus needs, helping to map current services across the campuses, and support creation of wellness offerings are encouraged to apply using the form below.

The powerpoint from the Information Session with the Dean Byrne via Zoom on Thursday, January 18th at 4pm is available here.


The Program

The first phase of the Collaborative Wellness Project focuses on creating a wholistic assessment of wellness needs and services at Macaulay and home campuses. An interdisciplinary task force will be working with the JED Foundation to conduct the assessment through intentional surveying, focus groups, and conversations with students, advisors, staff, and other community members.

We will use these findings to inform the creation of wellness offerings at Macaulay in subsequent semesters.


The Opportunity

16 students will receive a $1250 stipend for the spring semester, with an expected average workload of 6-8 hours per week (hybrid format).

As part of the inaugural student cohort of the Collaborative Wellness Project, students will explore the different facets of wellness and how they intersect with the Macaulay college experience. Students will attend periodic trainings and meetings as a cohort, in-person and virtually. Working both independently and in groups, students will be involved in:

  • Conducting research for the wellness assessment by collecting data, administering surveys, and leading focus groups
  • Representing their peers at monthly meetings with JED Foundation and Wellness Task Force
  • Supporting the creation and implementation of wellness offerings (i.e.: resources, virtual and in-person events)
  • Completing an individual or group semester project of choice, with support from the program manager
  • Additional work as it arises

All students interested in wellness, regardless of major(s)/minor(s), are encouraged to apply. We are looking to develop a cohort that will represent the diverse student population at Macaulay.

Please note that this is not a peer counseling program. Future scope of the Collaborative Wellness student program will be subject to change semesterly, based on findings from the initial assessment phase.

Any questions? Please contact Program Manager Sara Louie at sara.louie@mhc.cuny.edu


Important Dates

    • Info Session with the Dean via Zoom: Thursday, January 18th at 4pm (view powerpoint here)
    • Application Close: Friday, January 26th by 5pm
    • Interviews (30 minutes via Zoom): conducted on a rolling basis until January 31st
    • Students selected will be notified by first week of February
    • Launch Date: Mid-February 2024



Apply by January 26th at 5pm

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