NAMI On Campus College
What is NAMI on Campus?
NAMI on Campus is an exciting extension of NAMI’s mission into the campus community. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led clubs that tackle mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and supports and advocating.
These clubs are open to all students, whether they live with a mental health condition, are a family member or friend or have a general interest in mental health. NAMI on Campus clubs aim to address the mental health needs of all students so they have positive, successful and fun college experiences.
Many NAMI on Campus clubs often collaborate with their NAMI State Organization and NAMI Affiliate to bring NAMI programs like In Our Own Voice, Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Walks to college campuses.
How can I bring NAMI on Campus to my college?
NAMI has also streamlined the process for starting a club to make it as easy as possible for students to complete. The process can be summarized in three main steps:
• Notify NAMI of your interest to start a NAMI on Campus club by completing an online interest form.
• Get recognized by your school as a campus club.
• Get endorsed and approved as a NAMI on Campus club. This step includes connecting with a NAMI State Organization and NAMI Affiliate to receive local support, resources and contacts.
NAMI hopes these new resources will provide more support to existing NAMI on Campus leaders and help encourage more students to take initiative and start NAMI on Campus clubs at their schools. For questions or assistance, please contact Zuleima Flores, NAMI California’s NAMI on Campus State Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.