In 2018-19, approximately 6,900 students (15.8% of the student population) used CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) for 1:1 counseling and clinical care. While the service has been helpful to many students, the demand for service continues to outpace the availability of the resource. UCLA has recognized the need to broaden preventive care and student mental health resources beyond 1:1 clinical care and established a new resource center called RISE (Resilience in your Student Experience) to focus on the daily practice of student mental health. RISE’s mission is to help fill the gap through education and practice in mindfulness, exercise, peer-to-peer support, yoga, self-help tools, apps and other resources that support mental health. These skills build resilience, which allows students to bounce back from challenges, failure, or hardship they may face while at UCLA.
Class Campaign Goal: 900 Senior Gifts
The Centennial Class of 2019’s Giving Campaign is raising awareness about the importance of mental health care as a daily practice by supporting RISE. Your gift to RISE will provide the incoming freshman class with a Wellness Toolkit to enhance their skills in resiliency and fund daily drop-in workshops for the entire Bruin community. Resiliency gives students, staff, and faculty the ability to bounce back from a challenge, failure, or hardship. Join the Centennial Senior Class in raising funds for RISE to make the next generation of students at UCLA be Bruin Strong.
Workshops for Resilience
- Fitwell Yoga Classes
- Mindfulness Meditations
- Mindful Nutrition
- Stress Management
- Healing Workshops
- & more…
Freshmen Wellness Toolkit
- A directory of podcasts, mobile apps, and playlists that promotes mental health, meditation, and provides self-care tips.
- Info sheet of all mental health resources and student clubs available at UCLA.
- A phone wallet with Mental Health resources.
- UCLA water bottle to encourage students to live well through hydration and exercise.
- A copy of John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.
- Pillow case with sleeping tips to emphasize the value of sleep.
Did you know that 7% of the University’s operating budget comes from the state, and student fees comprise just another 8% of the total funds? This means that 85% of UCLA’s operating budget comes from additional sources, including private support. This allows UCLA to maintain an intimate student-to-teacher ratio and remain top 10 in education rankings.
Together, We Have Strength in Numbers.
You can play a major role in supporting UCLA by making your Senior Class Gift to an area on campus that's most meaningful to you. All gifts in any amount to any fund on campus make a difference. Join the thousands of students and alumni in giving back to your school and the place you call home.
**Seniors can pick up their giving perks by visiting the Senior Class Giving table on campus starting April 23rd. Additional dates will be announced throughout the quarter. **
Questions about the Senior Class Giving Campaign? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org