About Crimson Corps
Crimson CORPS is a group of carefully selected undergraduate students trained and supervised by the professional staff at IU’s Counseling & Psychological Services. The mission of the CORPS is to promote a culture of compassion and action at IU, and to bring awareness to issues of emotional well-being within the student community. We do this through peer-to-peer support, advocacy, and outreach.
Since its founding in January of 2012, Crimson CORPS has been actively engaged in reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, promoting awareness of mental health issues, and helping fellow students in distress get the help they need. Here are some of the ways we’ve done this:
- Took a stand against negative body talk during Celebrate EveryBODY Week
- Educated students and faculty about mental health needs on campus during Culture of Care Week, Mental Health Awareness Day
- Advocated for healthy decision making as part of Culture of Care Week, Alcohol and Drug Awareness Day and Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll
- Educated students on stress relief and healthy coping during DeStress Fest
- Listened to friends in more purposeful and deliberate ways
- Helped friends and acquaintances feel less ashamed of their emotional struggles
- Stood up in classrooms and at meetings and in our dorms and told people that it was OK to ask for help and that they are not alone
- Helped friends and acquaintances get the help they need
- Took action instead of passively walking by a fellow student in distress
Crimson CORPS is making a difference on the Indiana University Campus. For information on how you can get involved, click here.