Proposals Funded 2016-2017

Below is the list of project proposals that have received funding through the Wellness Fund for the 2016-2017 academic year. Click on any proposals for further information.

List of Projects

All Bears Train: Reducing Sexual Harassment and Improving Inclusion at the Recreational Sports Facility

Description: Multiphase initiative aimed at developing positive culture change and increased wellness for all Rec Sports users and employees

Funding Amounts: 

  • Annual Cost: $4,665
  • Duration of Funding: 2 years

Gender Inclusive Locker Room for the Recreational Sports Facility 

Description: Renovation of the RSF locker rooms to build out a new gender-inclusive locker room & to ensure that all of the RSF locker rooms are up to standards of accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Funding Amounts 

  • Annual Cost: $180,000
  • Duration of Funding: 15 years

Student Parent Association for Recruitment and Retention (SPARR) Food Donations Program Expansion 

Description: Continuation and expansion of the SPARR Food Donations Program. Currently, 5 days a week, volunteers rescue roughly 1,000 lbs of food donated by Whole Foods Markets and Cal Dining that would otherwise be discarded

Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $27,121
  • Duration of Funding: 2 years 

Restorative Justice Center Student Leaders Program

Description: Engages undergraduate and graduate students as practitioners to increase wellness among their peers through restorative practices (community building circles), and restorative responses to conflict and harm

Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $48,800
  • Duration of Funding: 3 years 

Well Nourished Berkeley

Description: Supports wellness-focused registered dietitian to coordinate and oversee a peer nutrition program, provide direct in-person services, and expand nutrition education and outreach on campus with a special focus on students who lack food security

Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $130,800
  • Duration of Funding: 5 years

Inclusive Recreation: No Limits for All

Description: To continue developing and diversifying the No Limits pilot program and Recreational Sports using a spectrum of services and programs to engage students with disabilities

Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $103,879
  • Duration of Funding: 2 years

Pilot Program Kognito Simulations for At-Risk Student

Description: Online interactive role-play simulations with emotionally responsive virtual students who are undergoing psychological distress to empower students in identifying real life issues

Funding Amounts:

  • Cost: $33,700
  • Duration of Funding: 1 year

Eshleman Practice and Performance Space Renovation 

Description: Renovation of the dance studios located in Eshleman Hall (second floor and basement) for student dance groups, including the replacement of flooring

Funding Amounts:

  • Cost: $39,941
  • Additional one-time grants of $57,812 (Spring 2017) and $60,247 (Spring 2018) awarded
  • Duration of funding: 1 year 

Full-Time Wellness Coordinator/Therapist for bridges and MCC

Description: 

Hires a full time counselor, to be based in the MCC, who would focus on serving students of color connected to bridges, the seven recruitment centers and the MCC

Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $200,000
  • Duration of Funding: 3 years

The Hook-up: LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness

Description: Wellness oriented programs and workshops throughout the year to LGBTQ+ undergraduates and graduates

 Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $29,000
  • Duration of Funding: 5 years 

Student Parent Marriage & Family Support Counselor

Description: Hires a post masters counselor working toward licensure to reduce the lack of student mental health and social services that are culturally compassionate to the unique campus hardships facing this student community

Funding Amounts:

  • Cost: $45,047
  • Duration of Funding: 1 year 

Emergency Housing Fund

Description: To temporarily accommodate a student in order to provide shelter while figuring out a safe, sustainable living situation

Funding Amounts:

  • Cost: $27,500
  • Duration of Funding: 1 year 

Muslim Mental Health Initiative

Description: Pilot program that will bring Khalil Center to come on campus and provide their services focusing on the promotion of Muslim mental health and prevention, such as, but not limited to: drop-in hours weekly support groups, and workshops throughout the semester -- all tied to spirituality including stress management, time management, mitigation of depression/anxiety, relationships, suicide/violence prevention, community development

Funding Amounts:

  • Cost: $46,333
  • Additional one-time increase of $9,000 (Fall 2017) awarded
  • Duration of Funding: 1 year 

Basic Needs Health Screening Project

Description: New Admissions Wellness Screening allows assessment of academic, emotional, financial, mental health, nutrition, and housing needs of all students before their arrival to campus. Assessment results in personalized listing of wellness information, resources, services, and next steps for each student on their Cal Central page

Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $60,000 
  • Duration of Funding: 1 year

bridges Community Health Bank

Description: Health supplies bank that is free and accessible to students to the bridges communities, which are primarily students of color

Funding Amounts:

  • Cost: $5,500 
  • Duration of Funding: 1 year

The Well

Description: Wellness programming for Black students, including weekly workshops that focus on mental, physical, and spiritual wellness, mentorship opportunities & off-campus retreats.

Funding Amounts:

  • Cost: $19,725 
  • Duration of Funding: 1 year 

Be Black, Be Healthy Center

Description: Hires Black psychiatrists, nutritionists, and natural healers & programming for Black students

Funding Amounts:

  • Annual Cost: $4,400
  • Duration of Funding: 3 years