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

University of Arkansas launched a new online screening tool for students to assess their mental health and, if they choose, to more efficiently connect with crucial mental health services. The Interactive Screening Program is an anonymous web-based platform where students can complete a brief, confidential stress and depression questionnaire, and – at the student’s request – initiate contact with a CAPS mental health clinician.

The University of Texas at San Antonio will hire more full-time counselors and expand walk-in hours for mental health services once campus reopens.

Diversity and Inclusion

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) sharply distanced itself from the admissions testing industry, saying it is time to “rethink” whether it is fair to require students to submit standardized test scores on applications.


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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