In addition to being a frequent point of interest among Ithaca College students, adopting an accessible digital application to support health and wellness was also a key recommendation stemming from Ithaca College’s continued collaborative self-study with JED Campus. Sanvello is a preferred partner of JED Campus and has been adopted by several JED Campus institutions throughout the country.
“There are already some incredible workshops and group opportunities across campus that exist but sometimes folks do not have time to attend these,” said Goode. “A phone application allows folks to access resources at any time and the ability to customize the tools they are using. When we realized that, we started to explore tools that JED Campus would recommend and looked into the Sanvello application.”
The partnership between Ithaca College and Sanvello will run for three years. This effort was made possible by the generous support of Ithaca College donors, who fully funded this initiative through gifts received during Ithaca College’s Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts this past December.
“We were so grateful to the Giving Tuesday donations that fully funded this tool for the next three years and also provided some funds to market this across campus,” said Goode. “We hope that Sanvello can become one of many tools that our campus community has access to – to improve their well-being and practice self-care.”
“It shows the power of IC alumni, staff, and faculty caring deeply about our students and each other’s well-being to support the Sanevello initiative on Giving Tuesday,” said Quincy Davidson, associate vice president for engagement.
To access the premium version of Sanvello at no cost, IC members must download the application and create an account utilizing their IC email address. While the Sanvello application provides users with conveniently accessible health and wellness resources, it is only meant to be utilized as a supplement to services provided directly by the college. Individuals in need of clinical care and evaluation should continue to utilize traditional outlets of support, which includes CAPS and the Office of Case Management for IC students. All user data shared with the app is protected, secured, and confidential. Sanvello does not share information related to an individual’s personal health with Ithaca College or any other third-party entities.