Why We Ride

The goal for this iteration of #RoadtoCACUSS is to raise funds and awareness for student mental health initiatives on our campuses across the country. Mental well-being continues to have a significant impact on our students, and our roles as student affairs professionals, across all functional areas of Student Affairs. The commitment riders will make to our own well-being by training for and completing this long-distance ride will bring attention and further awareness to this cause, and ultimately benefit our students’ experience through fundraising and storytelling.

Of course, as a community of Student Affairs professionals, our ride will involve team building, exercises that will build inclusivity, and opportunities for fun to be had as we ride in community towards CACUSS 2017.

Positive Psychologist Dr. Martin Seligman’s PERMA-V model of well-being will be used to ground this experience. PERMA-V represents Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment and Vitality. Throughout training and the rest of the experience, participants will consider how the building blocks of PERMA-V could be used to inform their practice, and transform a current professional/personal challenge they are experiencing. You can learn more about PERMA-V here.