Student Support

Find the mental health and wellness support you need to thrive

As a Kelley student, you have the talent to succeed. But the path to success isn’t easy—you will face challenges. Your intended path may change, or the things you found easy to do in high school take more effort in college. You may feel anxious, lonely, or overwhelmed.

You don’t have to work through these difficulties alone. The Student Support team is available to help ensure your success, both academically and personally.

Contact Student Support

Find a time to talk with Director Kelly Higgins or Assistant Director Keyandra Whiteside. Questions? Email

What is Student Support?

  • Oversees programming for Kelley undergraduate students focused on mental health and wellness, women, and the LGBTQ+ community
  • Provides individual student coaching, resourcing, and referral
  • Consults with student organizations working to confront and address student mental health and wellness issues
  • Offers programs to improve students’ health and wellness, reduce stress, and build resiliency and coping skills

Group trainings and presentations

Looking to increase your group's knowledge or understanding of a topic? The Student Support team provides trainings and presentations for Kelley students, staff, and faculty. 

Request a training or presentation

Available sessions include:

  • You Can Help A Friend (YCHAF): 60- to 90-minute workshop on recognizing signs of distress in your peers.
  • Bias in Recruitment: Learn to acknowledge your own personal bias and how to limit its effect when recruiting new club members, employees, etc. 
  • Navigating Imposter Syndrome: Discover common signs of imposter syndrome and how to limit negative beliefs and comparisons.
  • Wellness from a Diverse Perspective: Achieving mental health and wellness can look different for each person based on their cultural, social, and personal background. Unpack the various considerations needed for acknowledging and appreciating cultural differences.

Have another topic in mind? Let us know! We may be able to make it happen.

Everyone needs support. No matter who you are, the transition from high school and being at home to college and being on your own is massive. It requires so much skill development. You’re building skills now like you build muscle when you go to the gym for the first time—it gets easier over time.

Kelly Higgins, Director, Student Support, Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program

Mental Health Task Force

The Mental Health Task Force is the student voice for shaping mental health and wellness programs and initiatives at Kelley. The student members are general delegates and nominated representatives from Balance at Kelley, Business Honors, the Jellison Living Learning Center, the Kelley Institute for Social Impact, the Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives, Kelley Student Government, Out at Kelley, and Peer Coaching.

Kelley students are encouraged to reach out to members of the Mental Health Task Force to share ideas and voice concerns.

Mitchell Cline
General Delegate

Gregory Jackson
Honors, Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives (KODI), Out @ Kelley
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Haripriya Jalluri
Professional Fraternities
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Lakshmi Madhav
Peer Coaches
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Andrea Paternina
Honors, Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives (KODI)
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Henry Schamp
General Delegate
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Priyanka Tigadi
General Delegate
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Sahithi Yerramsetty
Kelley Institute for Social Impact (KISI)
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Find resources for your needs

Your Kelley and IU community is committed to helping you thrive. Across campus, a wide variety of skilled professionals provide services that help you navigate student life.

The Kelley Undergraduate Advising Office assists students in exploring their interests, choosing a path of study, and finding success at Kelley and beyond.

A Care Referral is an easy way to request help with an issue or concern, especially if you don't know which office or department to contact. The Care Team is housed at the Student Care and Resource Center in the Indiana Memorial Union. Walk-ins are welcome from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Want to make more informed financial decisions? Find workshops, courses, and more from the Office of Financial Wellness and Education.

Thanks to a gift from the Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation, IU students can audit an edX course in money management at no cost.

Student Legal Services provides free, confidential legal advice and services for IU Bloomington students.

Academic Success at Kelley (ASK) provides free, high-quality peer coaching for many I-Core prerequisite courses. Make an appointment to work with a fellow student who's excelled in the course.

  • The Asian Culture Center promotes awareness, understanding, and acceptance of Asian American and Pacific Islander students through advocacy, educational support, and community outreach.
  • The First Nations Educational & Cultural Center supports American Indian and indigenous students at IU with a network of resources designed to empower them for success.
  • IU Hillel functions as Jewish students' home away from home, with a warm community that celebrates Judaism and Jewish life in traditional and creative ways.
  • The Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives serves and celebrates the rich diversity of Kelley’s student body through programs and community.
  • La Casa Latino Culture Center supports Latino students through tutoring, cultural activities, and more.
  • The LGBTQ+ Culture Center provides educational programs and social events focused on gender and sexual diversity that promote a climate of understanding and support.
  • The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center encourages the development and success of Black students, faculty, and staff.

The Office of Disability Services for Students (812-855-7578) is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access and reasonable accommodations. They provide tools, support services, and resources that enable students to be successful at IU.