Carolyn A Botti, Allison L Harmon, Katherine G Michel, Logan J Roebke


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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Stress and anxiety come from a variety of factors in everyday life, and the ways in which individuals subsequently deal with these feelings have a direct effect on their mental and physical health. Chronic stress is especially toxic to the health of an individual and needs to be managed efficiently. The “college lifestyle” creates a breeding ground for stress and anxiety, and controlling an unhealthy accumulation can be difficult. The University of Dayton has instituted several services to reduce stress to help students manage stress. These resources were analyzed and evaluated for what is working along with how they can be improved. We divided the campus resources into 4 main sections; housing and residence life, campus recreation, tutoring and library services, and the counseling center. Within each section, we discussed the current benefits and suggested improvements. In many cases, stress-relief resources lacked effective advertisement; therefore,they were not utilized by many students. Our goal is to increase student use of these resources and ultimately improve stress management strategies on campus.

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Course Project - Undergraduate

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Rachel Bloom-Pojar

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Stander Symposium project

Evaluation and Improvements on Stress and Anxiety Resources at UD