Ensuring the Well-being of the Pace Community

College students are prone to stress, anxiety, depression and the pandemic is compounding the problem. Additionally, we know that the forced reckoning of the effects of systemic racism and inequity are impacting the mental health and well-being of students of color and their communities. At Pace, we know it’s not just our students who are impacted—we’re also worried about our staff, our faculty, and our alumni. 

While Pace offers many services to support our community, we’re upping our game at this critical time with the help of Pace’s Mental Health and Well-Being Task Force. Since the onset of the pandemic last spring, many support resources at Pace have moved virtual. We’ve extended hours at the Counseling Center, hosted yoga and meditation sessions via Zoom, launched a health and wellness initiative especially for staff and faculty, made telehealth appointments available through University Health Care, and so much more. 

“At Pace, we’re dedicated to taking a holistic approach to creating a supportive environment,” says Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Retention Initiatives Sue Maxam, EdD. “We’re already making progress—the Task Force has already identified what’s working at Pace versus what can and should be improved and begun implementing those recommendations; partnering with The Steve Fund, which is the nation’s only organization focused solely on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color; more widely promoting the services that already exist at the University; and actively incorporating these services into events and programming for our students.”

To get involved in our virtual programming for the Pace alumni community, visit our Setters Gone Virtual page.