The Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee

The Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee (JAC)

The Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee (JAC) manages the dispersal of the $1M fund allocated from the Student Government Association (SGA) and Georgia Tech administration in October of 2017. Any individual student, the office of Georgia Tech, or student clubs can apply for JAC funds! The purpose of JAC is to fund initiatives that improve the mental health and well-being of Georgia Tech students. If you have a proposal or just an idea for the use of this fund (or if you’re just curious), JAC has public meetings every week at 9 am to 10:30 am in the Student Center SGA Conference Room and the committee invites you to come! JAC can certainly help you through the steps of submitting a bill and would love more student input and more proposals! If you have other questions or would like to join our email list please reach out to us at gtsgajac@gmail.com!

Information Sessions:

The Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee hosted two info sessions in the Fall of 2019. The info sessions included general information about how to submit a bill to JAC and answered questions regarding bill submission and ideas. There was also additional time to ask for feedback on department and resource-specific bill ideas.

Resources:

Bill Submission Process: This document provides detailed steps on how to submit a bill through JacketPages.

Bill Recipient Report: This report is to be filled out annually by bill recipients of JAC.

Information Session Slide Deck: This powerpoint details the information provided during our information sessions of Fall 2019.

2019 Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference Proceedings: The 2019 Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference was hosted this past February at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This document summarizes the best practices on mental health held by institutes from across the country. This document is a great reference for brainstorming new and innovative programs to the Georgia Tech community.

Committee Members:

Graduate Representatives:

Undergraduate Representatives:

What bills we want to fund:

  • Foster wellbeing
  • Manage stress
  • Help students live a balanced life
  • Educational programs
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Evidence-based
  • Sustainable
  • Student Organization:
  • Based in a department on campus for long term sustainability

What to do if you have an idea for a bill and want to get feedback!

  • Come to a JAC meeting
    • Open to the public
    • Ask questions on your ideas or a drafted bill
  • Email a prioritized list of bill ideas to JAC
    • We will discuss and send back our feedback
  • Set up a meeting with a JAC member
    • See below for contact information 

Bills the Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee has previously funded:

  • Georgia Tech Counseling Center: Protocall
  • Georgia Tech Counseling Center: WellTrack App
  • Georgia Tech Counseling Center: Bio-Feedback Equipment
  • Health & Well Being: Student Financial Education – Transit Financial Wellness
  • LGBTQIA Resource Center: Rising Up – Resilience Training Program
  • Mental Health Student Coalition: Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference
  • Division of Student Life – National Intergroup Dialogue Institute
  • Pride Alliance: Scout Memorial Bench
  • VOICE: Sexual Violence for Men Prevention Program
  • VOICE: The Culture of Respect Collective
  • English Language Learner Specialist for CommLab