About U Bring Change to Mind

U Bring Change to Mind’s mission is to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness on college campuses. Through fun awareness activities and a spirit of inclusion and education, U Bring Change to Mind targets both local and national change, and both individual and institutional change. By emphasizing “connectedness” we can change attitudes, generate social support, and put pressure on administrators to improve services, in order to eliminate barriers to care and to fulfill lives.

Based on the philosophy of “By Students, For Students,” UBC2M is composed of students committed to making an impact in their campus communities. These impassioned students work not only to reduce the stigma among their peers but also with administration on making policy more accommodating to students with mental health needs.

The first of its kind...

In establishing an undergraduate program, Bring Change to Mind has created something incredibly novel to combat an aspect of mental health that is often overlooked by other organizations. By taking the battle against stigma directly to the students with this program, U Bring Change to Mind is revolutionizing the mental health conversation on college campuses.

U Bring Change to Mind is based on science and scientific evidence. This is unlike any program available. Having the social view of stigma embedded in network relationships and not the individual provides a deeper understanding of how to reduce preconceived notions.

The work in improving the lives of people with mental health issues begins with creating an environment where they are not stigmatized. U Bring Change to Mind, in following the mission of Bring Change to Mind, is the first to specifically focus on reducing stigma by targeting how people interact and speak about mental health issues. Never before has a program on a college campus targeted reducing stigma in order to facilitate a change in the campus climate toward “difference.”

U Bring Change to Mind targets an entire campus population. While other campus mental health groups exist, they tend to focus on students who have had some sort of interaction or experience with mental health issues. Our program targets all students so that information and stigma reduction can reach people who have no prior contact. By attracting a larger demographic of students, we introduce them to our mission.


U Bring Change to Mind at Indiana University is the national pilot to develop a college program. Beginning in fall of 2014, the pilot was launched on campuscreating the student organization and beginning to plan for campus events. 

Since it's start, the programs at IU have been evaluated and documented to be shared on the national level. The students within our organization work hard to create novel and engaging events and activites, to educate their fellow students on the stigma surrounding mental health issues.