Have Rowan University adopt the Rowan Well platform.

Have Rowan University adopt the Rowan Well platform.

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Aaron Major started this petition to Rowan University Students and

In the Fall Semester of 2019, the Rowan University student body has lost three students to suicide. This outbreak of tragic deaths has been reported on by local and national media outlets, such as NJ.com and The New York Times. This is also currently the main focus of discussion on campus. Everywhere you go you hear people talking about it, and meet people who are affected by it. I personally did not know any of the people who took their lives but I am friends with people who did, and seeing how it affected them has hurt me. 

Rowan University is currently facing a mental health crisis. There are currently over 19,000 students enrolled at Rowan University. Yet there are only 15 mental healthcare counselors employed at the Wellness Center. Students have reported waiting weeks for meetings with counselors, and once they do being put in group therapy which many students may not be comfortable with. 

In 2018 a resolution was proposed to the SGA Senate called "Rowan Well". Rowan Well would've provided the Wellness Center with six new counselors along with other healthcare specialists and services Including a new Wellness Center on Rowan Boulevard. 

But Rowan Well would've came at the cost of $50 dollars per student. And the senate at the time voted it down.

With this petition I am asking Rowan University to, at the minimum, meet what Rowan Well would have provided. That includes:

  • A New Wellness Center 
  • Six more counselors 
  • Three new healthcare educators
  • An Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • An OB-GYN nurse
  • A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

I am not saying this is all that we need to solve the mental health crisis on campus, but I do believe it is an important start. I am asking the Rowan University family to support this petition and the change needed within our school. This crisis has gone on too long and has gone too far. Please share this with people you know, and help make Rowan University more of a mentally healthy place.

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