Mary Christie Quarterly


A quarterly magazine of news, information, and commentary on the issues that impact the health and wellness of college students.


A weekly roundup of news and research on the health and wellness of young adults.

Mental and Behavioral Health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness On Campus (NAMI) at the University of Texas was recently launched to advocate for and support students struggling with mental illness. Student and member Alexis McDonald says the fact that NAMI On Campus is entirely student run makes it less intimidating to approach.

In an op-ed in the Cornell Sun, junior Faiza Ahmad calls for increased diversity in mental health services at the school, including socioeconomic, religious, racial diversity.

Diversity and Inclusion

Last week, Syracuse University fraternity, Theta Tau, was suspended from all activities and later expelled after videos surfaced that showed chapter members taking a racist oath, and making hostile comments toward gay people and people with disabilities. Kent Syverud, the University’s Chancellor, said individual students may also be subject to disciplinary action, including possible suspension and expulsion. Syverud has ordered a “top to bottom” review of the Greek system, explaining, “we know this issue extends beyond one fraternity and one video.”


The Mary Christie Foundation’s survey program provides insights and information on a range of student health issues facing administrators and policymakers.

Colloquia and Forums

The Foundation hosts symposiums and forums with thought leaderships and college leadership within a certain field or topic.

  • MCF Presidents’ Colloquium on Student Health and Wellness

    November 3-4, 2016

    The Mary Christie Foundation presents the MCF Presidents’ Colloquium on Student Health and Wellness – a two-day event designed for college and university presidents to share knowledge and produce new thinking on the expanding array of issues that make up student health and wellness.

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  • Preventing Opioid Deaths Among Young People

    In June, 2105, the Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation hosted a symposium on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress, their staff, Administration officials and the public.

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Awards Programs

The MCF recognizes young leaders and insight generators in the field of student health and wellness. We recognize and engage mid-career leaders, and young adults; and award individuals and teams that have the potential to produce important insights and impacts on topics related to college student health and wellness.

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