Peers supporting peers

Tippie Thrive is a program that focuses on strategies and programming to improve students' emotional and mental wellness. The mission of Tippie Thrive is to build emotional resilience and student success by providing opportunities for awareness, reflection, education, and support of mental and emotional needs through peer connections.

Tippie Thrive is led by the Tippie Thrive Advisory Board. The board will work to decrease stigma related to mental health, provide learning opportunities and support to students' emotional and mental health. Throughout the year be on the lookout for wellness based events held by Tippie Thrive!

Advisory Board members

Tippie Thrive Advisory Board, Spring 2024
Tippie Thrive Advisory Board, Spring 2024
  • Kati Schneider - UCS Representative/Tippie Thrive Program Director
  • Adrienne Maxwell - UPO Representative/Tippie Thrive Program Director
  • Claire Britt - Member at large
  • Thomas Burgfechtel - Tippie Senate Representative
  • Ella Demaray - Member at large
  • Julia DiMartini - Member at large
  • Patrick Fornatto - Member at large
  • Alisa Gandhi - Member at large
  • Madisen Jackson - Member at large
  • Andrea Koehler - Member at large
  • Luke Manley - On temporary leave (Spring 2024)
  • Rick Marolt - Faculty Representative
  • Aidan Roessler - Member at large
  • Mckenzie Turner - Tippie Engagement Coordinators representative

Thrive Thursday events

Tippie Thrive hosts Thrive Thursdays about once a month. These are come and go events focused on caring for your mental health,  decreasing stigma surrounding mental health, providing quick and easy coping skills, and promoting self-reflection and feeling good about yourself. Be on the lookout for information about Thrive Thursday events for Spring 2024: 

  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 29
  • March 21
  • April 11
  • May 2 - Thriving During Finals
Students who participated in suicide prevention training

Suicide Prevention Training

In Fall 2023, the Tippie College of Business held its first Suicide Prevention Training. Forty-six students participated and learned about ways they can support, communicate, and connect a peer to resources if they are feeling suicidal or experiencing a mental health crisis. The next training will be held on April 8, 2024—check back in March for details on how to register. Meanwhile, be on the lookout for students carrying a green bandana and reach out to them for peer support. #BeThe1To

Get help now

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis, call 911 or contact:

GuideLink Center | Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services: 319-688-8000
CommUnity: 1-855-581-8111
UIHC Emergency Treatment Center: 319-356-2233
UCS at 319-335-7294 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to request a quick access or same-day appointment.

UI Support & Crisis Line - We're here for you any time, via chat, phone, or text. In partnership with CommUnity Crisis Services in Iowa City, the University of Iowa provides around-the-clock mental health crisis and support for all students.