Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.  By developing and supporting chapters of student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups on campuses across North America. 

The organization works to increase student’s awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community/Counseling Center on campus. 

Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues

For more information please visit the national website at www.activeminds.org

About us- current officers

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Ronald Levant (levant@uakron.edu)

President – Joy Sweet (jms253@zips.uakron.edu)

Co-President – Allie Theiss (alt35@zips.uakron.edu)

Treasurer – Ross Greve (rmg33@zips.uakron.edu)

Secretary – Melanie Schneider (mms83@zips.uakron.edu)

Fundraising Chair – Amanda Frye (amf59@zips.uakron.edu)

Publicity Chair –

Research Liaison – Matt Wittenberg (mrw37@zips.uakron.edu)

Membership- info and qualifications

Membership is offered to those undergrads that are interested in mental health, who do not have to major/minor in psychology in order to participate.  Once you have graduated you can sign up for the Active Minds Alumni Network where you can continue to contribute to the mission of Active Minds. 


This is an undergraduate chapter on campus you must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in cumulative grades. 

How to apply – Application form

Applicant must fill out the membership application for Active Minds.  Application materials are also available in the Active Minds in the hallway on the bulletin board of the psychology department (CAS 3rd floor).

When completed place them in the Active Minds mail box or mail to:

Active Minds
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
290 E. Buchtel Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44325

Applicants will be notified of their status once the application is received. 

(We do not have an email set up for Active Minds.  Our secretary should be setting this up ASAP).