New York State College Health Association

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News from NYSCHA

(Updated 2-25-2016)

NYSCHA 2016 Annual Meeting
October 19-21, 2016 • Syracuse, New York

The NYSCHA 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center next to Syracuse University campus from October 19-21, 2016. The planning committee will take care to select programs to meet the needs and interests of our many disciplines in college health. The Call for Proposals and the forms for exhibitors and sponsors are now available.

Conferences/Meetings of Interest

We would be happy to post your announcement of a conference/meeting being held in New York State. Please send your announcement to Heidi Tanner at

NYSCHA Student Awards – Nominations due by April 27, 2016.

Each year college health staff members have the opportunity to nominate individual students and student groups for a NYSCHA Student Award. The NYSCHA Student Awards recognize students and student groups that have contributed to the health of the students on their campus and/or to the work of the New York State College Health Association or the American College Health Association.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, April 27. Submission information is included on the forms below. Awardees will be recognized at the NYSCHA 2016 Annual Meeting in October. If you have questions, please write to Marcus Hotaling, NYSCHA President, at

Grant Opportunity
The Truth Initiative – Inspiring Tobacco Free Lives

To help community colleges join the growing movement-of adopting tobacco-free policies, Truth Initiative is opening two new round of grants to community colleges that do not currently have smoke-free policies in place to protect students, faculty and staff on their campuses. To be eligible for a $10,000 grant, applicants must submit a proposal by April 29, 2016. Colleges unable to make this deadline can apply for a $7,500 grant due by July 15, 2016. Please visit their website for more information. 


NYSCHA Job Listings

If you would like to post a position on the NYSCHA web site, send the job description to Heidi Tanner at Announcements will be posted on the NYSCHA web site for 30-45 days.

NYSCHA 2015 Student Group Winner

NYSCHA 2015 Student Award: Geneseo Pathways Program

The Geneseo Pathways Program began in Fall 2011. Pathways peer advocates volunteer their time from 8pm to 8am on evenings and weekends to staff an after-hours helpline. Since Fall 2011, peer advocates have responded to over 220 contacts from students seeking support, information, or resources; with most contacts being for students with varying mental health issues.

In addition to staffing the helpline, peer advocates lead training groups to help new students develop skills to become peer advocates for future. Training group leaders explain and model skills, provide trainees the opportunity to practice skills via role plays, and provide constructive feedback to promote skill development.

Handouts from Previous NYSCHA Annual Meetings

The handouts from the sessions are available on the Annual Meeting page of this web site. The handouts are organized by the session in which they were held.  We appreciate our speakers’ willingness to share their presentations with us.