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Fostering Resilience

We provide the resources here to help parents bolster their students' resiliency as they transition to college.


The American Psychological Association defines resiliency as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.

The resources provided on this page are here to help you understand helpful parameters, and to consider ways you can bolster your student’s resiliency. Parents are students' lifelines and can help support success and achievement with these ten tips.

’Gate Way: Success at Colgate

The 'Gate Way, What to Expect and How to Succeed

Our faculty created a targeted video series specifically to help incoming Colgate students with the transition to life on campus.