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Our Mission

  • Represent the interests and preserve the rights of the students in the Utah System of Higher Education.
  • Work with various government entities to initiate positive changes and be a voice for the students
  • Work with various government entities to initiate positive changes and be a voice for the students.

Our Focus

Mental illness corresponds with higher dropout rates, lower GPA, and an increase in mortality    rates (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2012)

HCR 16

  • Declares mental health issues to be a public health crisis at Utah higher education institutions
  • Recognizes Utah’s high rate of suicide and attempted suicide due to mental health issues
  • Strongly urges state agencies, local health authorities, non-profit groups, and higher education entities to seek productive, long-term solutions to address this crisis.

Board of Regents Recommendations

  • Declares mental health issues to be a public health crisis at Utah higher education institutions
  • Recognizes Utah’s high rate of suicide and attempted suicide due to mental health issues
  • Strongly urges state agencies, local health authorities, non-profit groups, and higher education entities to seek productive, long-term solutions to address this crisis.

USHE Implementation

  • Mental health weeks to raise awareness
  • Trainings and courses to improve education
  • Student fees to fund additional resources

How you can help:

Please support the 2018-19 Unified Budget Priorities proposed by the Board of Regents, especially with regards to reducing barriers to completion.