ACUHO-I is proud to announce a new professional development opportunity that focuses on mental health and its implications for campus housing. The Behavioral Health and Well-Being Institute (BWI) is a product of the Future of the Profession initiative and will be offered as an extended pre-conference program ahead of Campus Home. LIVE! in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will also be open to individuals and teams not registered for the conference. The BWI will be held June 21-22 and focus on skill building and competencies to improve community well-being within residential settings.

The Behavioral Health and Well-Being Institute will take place in an intimate setting with small teams from the same campus. Ideally, two or three members of a campus team at different levels of leadership (entry, mid-level, and senior) will register for this experience. However, individuals are also welcome to participate. There will be opportunities within the program to address specific campus issues and develop an action plan on how to best equip staff to address those needs. 

Registration includes access to Mental Health First-Aid certification training, which is to be completed synchronously online before the institute.

Mental health is a pervasive and escalating concern on college campuses. Given housing’s range of access and interaction with students, housing and residence life departments are progressively tasked with playing a pivotal role in supporting student behavioral health and wellness. Don’t miss out on this opportunity; space is limited.

The BWI has been approved for 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits for the Student Affairs Certification.


  • Registration: $249 (ACUHO-I members), $399 (non-members).
  • Reserve the Campus Home. LIVE! room block rate at one of our conference hotels.

Not attending Campus Home. LIVE! but want to attend BWI? Follow these instructions on how to register.

  • From the ACUHO-I Home Page, navigate to the Campus Home. LIVE! registration page.
  • Once there, click “Register for Campus Home. LIVE!” You will be prompted to log into your member portal or create a free account if you do not have one.
  • When you are logged in, select “Experiences Only” – This will not include registration for Campus Home. LIVE!
  • Select Behavioral Health and Wellbeing Institute (BWI) Registration and enter the number of staff you would like to register and select Next.
  • Enter payment information to complete your registration.


Thursday, June 20

  • 5-6 p.m. – Check-In
  • 6-8 p.m. – Optional Informal Dinner

Friday, June 21

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 8-9 a.m. – Check-In
  • 9-10:15 a.m. – Opening & Developing A Common Agenda for Addressing Community Behavioral Health
  • 10:20-11:30 a.m. – Institutional Team Time
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch on your own & Active Minds A.S.K.
  • 12:40-2 p.m. – Fostering Networks of Support & Mutually Reinforcing Activities
  • 2-2:30 p.m. – Break
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m. – Culturally Sustaining Behavioral Health
  • 3:50-5 p.m. – Institutional Team Time
  • 6-7:30 p.m. – Optional Dinner (Topical)

Saturday, June 22

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 8-9 a.m. – Opening
  • 9-10:25 a.m. – Assessment & Shared Measurements
  • 10:30-11:55 a.m. – Institutional Team Time
  • 12-1 p.m. – Lunch on your own
  • 1-2:20 p.m. – Workplace Wellbeing
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Closing & Share Outs

What You’ll Gain

  • Toolkits and Resources: Become Mental Health First Aid Certified, and come away with other tangible resources based on evidence-based strategies discussed during the institute. 
  • Consultation Services: Benefit from consultation services with industry experts on college behavioral health and residence life to assist in planning and implementing strategies to enhance mental health wellbeing in residential communities. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Facilitate networking opportunities for attendees to connect with peers and experts in the field. This can include exclusive online forums, social media groups, or annual events where participants can share experiences, resources, and best practices related to mental health promotion in college residence life.
  • Metrics and Assessment Tools: Become more familiar with metrics and assessment tools to help colleges and universities measure the impact of their mental health or wellness initiatives within residential communities.
  • Customized Programming: BWI offers customized programming for residence life staff at different levels, tailored to their specific roles and responsibilities. 

Faculty Members

Jason Lynch, Ph.D.

Appalachian State University

Mandi Bloodworth, LMSW

University of Mississippi

Luis Inoa

Vassar College

Brittany McDaniel, Ph.D.

Wellesley College

Felix Morton IV, Ph.D., LCMHC, NCC

Capella University

Markie Pasternak, M.S.Ed.

Active Minds Inc.

Rahul (Ryan) Patel, DO, FAPA

The Ohio State University

Kendall Pete, Ph.D.

Radford University

Jillian Sturdivant

Pace University (NYC)