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JED Campus at Texas A&M University

The Texas A&M University System has partnered with The Jed Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to supporting and protecting student mental health, to enhance existing initiatives underway across the Texas A&M System to increase awareness, connection and the use of available mental health and well-being resources. 

Texas A&M University is actively participating in JED Campus, the signature four-year program of The Jed Foundation, to receive guidance on comprehensive systems, programs and policy development that build upon existing student mental health, substance use and suicide prevention efforts.

Why JED?

  • Formally establish a baseline of where our faculty, staff and students are in relation to mental health and well-being programming, resources and care options
  • Foster a connected university community that openly supports the mental health and well-being of peers and colleagues
  • Create consistency across the university through collaborative responses and policies related to prevention, awareness and crisis mitigation

Healthy Minds Study

As part of the multi-year  JED Campus program, Texas A&M is also participating in the Healthy Minds Study, a survey for faculty, staff and students. Data received through this survey helps provide a baseline for understanding the perceptions, awareness levels and ongoing needs of our university community — as a whole — as we take the next steps in supporting mental health and well-being across Texas A&M.

Program Timeline

  • March 2024: Formally announce launch of the JED Campus initiative universitywide
  • April 2024: Conduct Healthy Minds Study* and appoint and convene JED Campus Steering Committee


*This study was reviewed and approved by Advarra IRB. The TAMU HRPP/IRB gave this study a human subjects research not engaged determination under IRB2023-0904.


Executive Steering Committee

  • Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN, Chair
    • Associate Vice President for University Health Services, Texas A&M University
  • Tim Scott, PhD, Co-chair
    • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University
  • Justin Jeffery, PhD, Co-chair
    • Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Texas A&M University
  • Alicia Dorsey, PhD
    • Associate Vice President for Academic Effectiveness and Planning, Texas A&M University
  • Joe Hoff
    • Director of Recreational Sports, Texas A&M University at Galveston