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The Student Wellbeing Advisory Group

The Student Wellbeing Advisory Group (SWAG) links together critical student support functions at the Institute, including MIT Medical, MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling, and Student Support and Wellbeing. It further connects these resources to the voice of the student body. 

SWAG acts as a confidential student advisory body and sounding board to the Chief of Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chief of Student Health, and the Senior Associate Dean of Student Support and Wellbeing. Student members provide insight into the student life and learning experience, including campus trends, and offer advice to advance the student support agenda on campus. Conversations may focus on (but will not be limited to):

  1. The student experience with support services on campus
  2. Potential changes to service delivery
  3. Critical health (mental health, physical health, and wellbeing) issues affecting the MIT community
  4. The intersection of academics and personal wellbeing

SWAG meets two times per semester. All members are required to respect and maintain the confidential nature of SWAG’s discussions. Meeting agendas are set by the Chief of Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chief of Student Health, and the Senior Associate Dean of Student Support and Wellbeing, with input from student members. 

  • Shawn Ferullo, Chief of Student Health
  • Kriti Jain, Undergraduate Student
  • Ohyoon Kwon, Undergraduate Student
  • Jason Lloyd, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean for Student Life 
  • Charlotte Maloney, Undergraduate Student
  • Em McDermott, Undergraduate Student
  • Bryan Padilla, Graduate Student
  • David Randall, Senior Associate Dean, Student Support & Wellbeing
  • Candace Ross, Graduate Student
  • Wenbi Shcherbakov, Graduate Student
  • Karen Singleton, Chief of Student Mental Health and Counseling Services
  • Kailah Snelgrove, Graduate Student
  • Caroline Werlang, Graduate Student