Student Support and Mental Health at CMC

Students on campus


Claremont McKenna College cares deeply about the well-being and success of the campus community. We are committed to providing support to all students, understanding that challenges may arise along the way. For those who may find themselves facing obstacles or are looking to improve their personal well-being, CMC’s Sr. Assistant Dean of Students for Mental Health and Health Promotion works with students to identify their current needs and coordinate support through an ongoing partnership. This often includes referrals to campus and community resources and ongoing monitoring of personal progress. The goal of case management is to help students engage in effective problem-solving by navigating supportive options together. 

Case management assists those who may be experiencing any of the following:

  • Struggles with personal issues
  • Mental health and/or substance use concerns
  • Academic concerns
  • General wellness concerns
  • Upsetting or traumatic events
  • Difficulty adjusting to college life

Case management may include the following:

  • One-on-one sessions
  • Referrals to resources
  • Solution-focused intervention
  • Crisis response
  • General health & wellness tips

Supportive Partnership

Students work together with the case manager to develop a plan that is catered to meet each student’s individual needs. The goal of this process is to empower and guide students in prioritizing their health and well-being. Some examples of what a student may see included in their plan are:

  • Regular meetings with the case manager
  • Referral to on-campus or off-campus health resources (therapy, psychiatry, medical services)
  • Consultations with a member of Academic Success for alignment of personal and academic goals
  • Support in reaching health goals (ie. sleep, nutrition, fitness)
  • Referral to on-campus academic resources (ie. Romero Success Coaches, tutoring, office hours)
  • Connection to student clubs and organizations to encourage campus engagement
  • Recommendations for treatment around struggles with mental health or substance use
  • Transition of care for students returning from a medical leave of absence
  • Approaches for managing transitional challenges in college
Student Support Resources