Student Support Network

The Connecticut College Student Support Network program is an ongoing effort to identify and train student leaders in how to identify, reach out to and help other students in distress.

The program aims to improve students’ recognition of signs/symptoms of mental health distress, confidence in reaching out to others in distress, ability to provide support in the moment, and refer to appropriate supportive resources in the community.

The program involves a six-week training session during the course of one semester. An average of 15-25 new students are recruited into each training session (either fall or spring semester). If you are intersted in joining the Student Support Network, please contact the director of Student Counseling Services at

Active Minds

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses by developing and supporting chapters of student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy.

Connecticut College EMS

Connecticut College Emergency Medical Service seeks to provide expert pre-hospital care to respond quickly and safely to any emergencies that occur on campus. CCEMS currently operates at all club sporting events and in conjunction with campus safety. We also offer an on-campus EMT-Basic class and a number of scholarships from the Elizabeth Durante '10 EMT Scholarship Fund to help subsidize the class fee.

Health Peer Educators

Health Peer Educators, known as PEEPs, are student leaders committed to empowering and educating their peers to live balanced, healthy lives. 

PEEPs serve as role models through responsible decision-making, serve as resources for their peers in residence halls and throughout the campus and create innovative and educational programming and events to help their fellow students think critically about health and wellness issues. 

PEEPs are advised by CC Curtiss, director of the Office of Student Wellness and Alcohol and Other Drug Education, with support from the associate dean of student life, director of student health services and the director of counseling services.

Topics addressed by PEEPs

  • Stress reduction
  • Sleep strategies
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Tobacco
  • Sexual health
  • Sexual respect, sexual misconduct and sexual assault
  • Nutrition, eating disorders, and body image
  • Taking charge of your own health
  • Fitness
  • Sports performance