College of Saint Rose

The College of Saint Rose is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,489, and is located in Albany, New York on 49 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The enrolled student population at the College of Saint Rose is 67%  White, 10% Black, 6% Hispanic/Latino, 7% Multiracial, 5% Race Unknown, 2% Asian, and 2% International. There are about 71% identified female and 29% identified male students. 78% of the students are from New York.

Engagement Summary

The College of Saint Rose took actions to address mental health as a campus-wide priority. These actions included joining JED Campus in the fall of 2017, their sports teams started mental health awareness sessions in fall of 2017, the Black Student Union starting in that same year as an on-campus club, the establishment of the ALANA (African, Latin, Asian, Native American) Mentoring Program, the mental health trainings of Resident Assistants, and the 20 hours per week of multicultural graduate assistance in the Counseling Center.

To improve campus climate for students of color, the College of Saint Rose conducted a campus climate survey and increased diversity among students. To improve the quality of on-campus experience for all students, it was recommended that the college hold quarterly workshop sessions with outside speakers. The next recommendation was to offer a variety of supportive programs and services. The final recommendation was to promote and advertise programs, events, and services through multiple platforms.

Midterm Evaluation Progress-to-Goal Snapshot

The College of Saint Rose had a goal to host a quarterly workshop series with outside speakers, to advertise and promote more programs and services on multiple platforms, and to offer a variety of supportive programs and services in different formats.

Highlights include:

  • College of Saint Rose started “Well Worth Wednesdays” for first year students, which gave students the opportunity to connect with the intern in the Counseling Center, a woman of color.
  • The school newspaper wrote articles about mental health on a weekly basis. Bathroom stall posters called “The Royal Flush” contained mental health resources.
  • The school website was used to advertise JED Campus, U Lifeline, Set to Go, Seize the Awkward, and the Steve Fund Crisis Text Line for students of color to find resources.
  • Services were provided via tabletop messaging in dining halls.