Dear Students, Parents, and Campus Colleagues:
We live in a culture that celebrates success and pushes us to achieve. We have high expectations, and every day I am awed and humbled to see the passion and drive Emory students bring to campus. However, every brilliant light casts a shadow. For students and families used to achieving, that shadow can manifest as difficulty asking for help. When we're struggling, asking for help can seem like a weakness and an admission of our limitations. I challenge you to rethink that idea.
Emory is a caring community, and the Division of Campus Life is committed to helping each student succeed. Students come to Emory to test the boundaries of knowledge, but also to test their own personal boundaries. When you take on more than you can handle, it is not weakness to ask for help. In fact, it is a sign of wisdom.
The Student Intervention Services (SIS) Team exists to help students achieve their fullest potential. When you thrive and achieve we want to celebrate those successes with you. When you struggle, we want to be there to help support you. The team consists of trained professionals who coordinate the university’s response to students in distress, with the goal of providing the students the resources and support they need.
On this site, the SIS Team has compiled resources I think you’ll find helpful. If you are a student concerned about your success, we want to assist you. If you are concerned about the success of a student you know or work with, please contact the SIS Team.
Sincerely,Carolyn H. Livingston, Ph.D.