One of the facets of Colgate University’s strategy to detect signs of SARS-CoV2 on campus is the broad use of wastewater testing to find any early indications of spreading coronavirus. The plan received national attention, with news outlets like CBS mentioning the effort as a stand out among many of the college reopening plans across the country.
Colgate Director of Student Health Services Dr. Merrill Miller and Dr. Ellen Larson talk about how the University has worked to keep the community healthy amid a global Coronavirus pandemic on the newest episode of 13.
Changes to Colgate’s Student Health Services this academic year will increase clinical care availability on campus while also bolstering sports-medicine support for Division I athletes, student club teams, and intramurals.
Madison County’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, of which Colgate University is a partner, has expanded to provide services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year countywide, with options in where to obtain care.
Colgate’s Counseling and Psychological Services offered three weekly group therapy sessions three years ago. Today, university counselors manage 10 to 12 group therapy sessions a week. In the 2018–19 school year, the counseling center provided services to 706 students, 7.4-percent increase compared to 2017–18.