Sign up for JED Campus Fundamentals

JED Campus Fundamentals is based on our signature four-year program model, JED Campus, which helps campuses prioritize student mental health through systemic change and equitable implementation.

JED Campus Fundamentals provides 18 months of dedicated support from a JED Campus Advisor and a learning community that help provide a roadmap for the work, and offer resources and assistance as needed.

Are you ready to sign up for JED Campus Fundamentals, or get in touch with the JED Higher Education team? Fill out this form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

JED’s Comprehensive Approach

JED’s programs are grounded in our Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for Colleges and Universities. This evidence-based model can be used to assess efforts currently being made and identify existing strengths and areas for improvement.

Learn more about JED’s Comprehensive Approach.

More about JED Campus Fundamentals

JED Campus Fundamentals is an 18-month program that helps campuses assess and enhance their efforts in the following key areas: developing life skills, promoting social connectedness, identifying students at risk, increasing help-seeking behaviors, providing substance abuse and mental health services, following crisis management procedures, and restricting access to potentially lethal means. All of these domains are addressed through a collaborative strategic planning process with an emphasis on equitable implementation.

JED Campus Fundamentals participants receive:

  • Ongoing support from a dedicated JED Campus Advisor for the duration of the program
  • Assistance in building a multi-disciplinary team to work on this initiative with support and involvement from senior leadership on campus
  • The JED Campus baseline assessment measuring systems, policies, and programs
  • A comprehensive feedback report outlining areas for enhancement and growth
  • A virtual visit to review feedback and potential recommendations
  • A mental health strategic plan complete with detailed objectives and action steps for implementation
  • Access to the Learning Community, Playbook, and trainings for the duration of the program
  • A membership logo signifying the institution’s commitment to improving the emotional health of its students and to reducing suicide and substance misuse

JED Campus Fundamentals participants can request an in-person campus visit and/or add an administration of the Healthy Minds Study for additional fees. Campuses can pay to transition into the four-year program or pay annually for continued access to the Learning Community, Playbook, and trainings after the program is completed.

Timeline and Next Steps

We typically onboard campuses into our programs twice a year to coincide with the fall term and spring term. If you would like to be in the fall cohort of JED Campuses, you will need to complete the registration process by June 30. For the spring cohort of JED Campuses, you will need to complete the registration process by November 30.

Fees and Payments

The fee for our 18-month JED Campus Fundamentals program is $14,000 for any institutional type and size. The fees are inclusive of all costs associated with the partnership between JED and the institution.

Scholarship Funding

We recognize that colleges and universities are resourced differently, and thus we have established The Morgan Stanley Scholarship Fund for institutions that are under-resourced but have the drive, passion, and leadership support to participate in the program. This support is supplied by several donors including the Morgan Stanley Foundation. Applications for the Scholarship Fund are reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here to apply for The Morgan Stanley Scholarship Fund.

Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and CARES Act

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides approximately $39.6 billion in new education funding to provide relief to institutions of higher education. This $39.6 billion is to be added to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), in which a combined $36.7 billion had previously been allocated from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) in 2020. Funding being appropriated through these acts of legislation can be used by institutions of higher education to pay for JED services, specifically the JED Campus and JED Campus Fundamentals programs.Click here to download our FAQ sheet about these funding sources and please contact us with questions.

Sign up for JED Campus Fundamentals

Are you ready to sign up for JED Campus Fundamentals, or get in touch with the JED Higher Education team? Fill out this form, and a member of our team will be in touch with you.