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Signature Programs

CAPS hosts an array of signature programs that we have created and that we implement each year to support our student community.  These signature programs include campus-wide initiatives that engage the entire community around topics of positive mental health, as well as initiatives that have been designed for specific communities on campus.

Fall Festival is an annual event held at the start of every fall semester that provides an opportunity for students to meet CAPS staff, learn about CAPS services, and engage in fun cultural activities that promote positive mental health and wellbeing.  

Our 4th annual Fall Festival event was held virtually on September 15 and involved a cultural scavenger search, a trivia session, a bingo night co-hosted with Active Minds student organization, and a keynote talk by Reia Chapman, LCSW: The University of Resilience: 5 Ways to Stay Centered in a Marginalized Body.

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Play Day is an annual event held every spring semester that highlights the importance of play in managing our mood, stress, and anxiety.  Past events have included paw pals, a music station, puzzles, adult coloring books, and "make your own" glitter bears, stress balls, and slime. 

Our 5th annual Play Day event will be held virtually on April 14, 2021.

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Visit our Diversity and Equity page to learn more about the QTPOC Conversations.

Visit our Diversity and Equity page to learn more about the Women of Color Conversation Series.

Visit our Diversity and Equity page to learn more about upcoming and past Healing & Empowerment Gatherings.

Visit our Diversity and Equity page to learn more about the Diversity & Equity Speaker Series.

The OutSpoken speaker series is an annual speaker series event that brings to campus an LGBTQ+ identified speaker to speak to issues related to sexual and gender identity diversity and to issues related to the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.  This speaker series takes an intersectional approach, examining intersections of race, class, religion, and other identities. 


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