Polk State’s Xi Pi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is asking students to take a brief survey on student mental health and how it has impacted their educational goals during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The data collected will be used to work with Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Polk State College, and service providers such as the BayCare Health System, which currently offers free and confidential counseling services, about expanding existing or developing new mental health initiatives and support to inform the students around the clock.
Students can access the survey on the canvas (https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6644924/PTK-Student-Survey) until January 17, 2022.
Members of the PTK Xi Pi Chapter see this project as an opportunity to use the knowledge gained from the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to bring about sustainable change at Polk State College.
“This survey gives us an opportunity to see where students are struggling and how we can best serve them,” said Molly-Grace Moore, president of the PTK Xi Pi Chapter. “I hope this project inspires a safer mental health environment for college students and sheds light on the all-too-often silent mental health epidemic. It is time to make your mental health a priority so that tomorrow can be filled with brighter, stronger days. “
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. PTK members take part in group-based projects that deal with challenges in their facilities. For example, Xi Pi’s project last year was the development of a COVID-19 help page in canvas, which can be found here: https://canvas.polk.edu/enroll/X3DEJ6. Students, faculty and staff can click the link at any time to join the page.