Program 2
Creating a Foundation for Well-Being: Addressing Our Students' Food and Shelter Needs

This summit will focus on addressing the basic needs of our students' well-being by examining issues related to food insecurity and homelessness.

Day 1

Monday, October 8
8:45 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Schedule is subject to change. 

8:45 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

9:00 a.m.

Addressing the Well-Being of a Diverse Student Body

The national student body is more diverse than ever before across age, culture and economic boundaries. This diversity however means there are many different students with their own unique challenges to overcome. This panel will discuss how campuses can work to address disparities in race, gender, and income.

10:00 a.m.

Tailoring Approaches to Meet the Needs of Your Campus Community

Not all campuses are alike. This panel will discuss how institutions can understand who their students are and how to meet their specific needs. By tailoring resources to students and engaging faculty and staff, administrators can develop a holistic culture of well-being and meet the unique needs of students on a campus-by-campus basis.

11:00 a.m.

Building Accessible and Desirable Food Solutions that Work

Issues of hunger among students on campus are on the rise. This panel will examine innovative solutions to solving these typically unseen problems of providing nutritional sources of food to students.

11:50 a.m. (Lunch and Keynote Speaker)

Session description to come. Lunch will begin at 11:50 a.m; the speaker will begin at 12:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Addressing Student Homelessness

Housing gaps, rising rents, expanding enrollment, and a reliance on off-campus housing have all stressed a system of housing students that once relied on dorms and cheap apartments. This panel will examine the issue of student homelessness, how the issue is defined, its scope, and prevalence over time and geography.

2:30 p.m.

Meeting the Needs of Off-Campus Students

As more and more students live off campus, the ability for universities to help meet their students’ needs and engage in promoting their well-being becomes limited. This panel will explore and discuss how institutions can meet the needs of those students who live away from the campus.

Day 2

Tuesday, October 9

Regular Sessions: 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Town Hall Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Doors open at 8:00 am. Schedule is subject to change. 

8:45 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

9:00 a.m.

Assessing and Measuring Basic Needs Concepts

Through careful data collection and assessment of students' basic needs, campuses can determine strategies to assist their students. Yet, how does one measure and conceptualize “food insecurity” or “homelessness”? This panel will discuss how institutions can measure and evaluate basic needs data as well as determine what their students’ needs are.

10:00 a.m

Building Communication and Outreach Strategies, Campaigns, and Interventions to Connect Students with Resources

No one knows the challenges and issues of their student bodies better than the college campuses themselves. Coordinating inter- and intra-department and institutional responses and resources can still be a challenge. This panel will examine how institutions can better engage students and staff and provide resources while making their programs and initiatives known.

11:00 a.m.

Building Campus Cross-Functional Partnerships to Address Food Insecurity

The issue of hunger on campus has drawn food banks, nutrition organizations and nonprofits the nation’s college campuses. This panel will examine how these organizations can, and have been, working with campus health officials and leadership to tackle concerns.

11:50 a.m. (Lunch Session)

Lunch will begin at 11:50 a.m; the speaker will begin at 12:10 p.m.

Building Innovative Solutions to Student Homelessness

Measuring and defining the issue of homelessness on campus is a necessary starting point to building solutions. This panel will discuss innovative solutions to the problem of student homelessness.

1:30 p.m.

Healthy Campus 2030 Town Hall

Session description to come. 

ACHA Leadership and Innovations Summit

October 8-9, 2018
George Washington University
Washington, DC


Questions? Contact 
Carolyn Lesesane.