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About Us

Our Core Values

  • The power of simply listening

  • Being a supportive friend

  • Fostering empathy

  • Practicing self-care

Our Mission

CogWell provides programs that teach effective communication skills to college students, enabling them to proactively manage daily mental health stressors and foster connections. In turn, campus environments become more supportive for all.

Our Vision

CogWell’s vision is that all colleges have supportive environments that enable students to manage mental health stressors and thrive on campus.

Where We Are

CogWell was established in 2005 to address the need for greater support for students facing mental health challenges. Initial programs were conducted at The University of Pennsylvania. During the past year, we’ve expanded our reach to students in the following schools.

University of Pennsylvania • Haverford College • Immaculata University  
Binghamton University • Cabrini University • Centenary University 
East Stroudsburg University • Gwynedd Mercy University • Haverford College 
Marymount University • Marywood University • Neumann University 
University of Pittsburgh • University of Scranton • University of Texas
Villanova University • Westminster College • Widener University 

Our Staff

Our Advisory Task Force​​
  • Dr. Henry Bleier, MD

  • Steve Cohen

  • Motty Dalfin

  • Fran Green

  • Cat Knoll

  • Chaz Howard, PhD

  • Eileen Joseph, MS

  • President Chris Domes

  • President Barbra Lettiere

Our Partners

Immaculata University logo
Immaculata University
The Hidden Opponent logo
The Hidden Opponent 
Wellness at University of Pennsylvania logo
Wellness at University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Office of the Chaplain logo
University of Pennsylvania Office of the Chaplain 
Neumann University logo
Neumann University
Our Supporters
  • The Berkowitz Family Foundations

  • The Clayman Foundation

  • Discord

  • MTV

  • East Whiteland Township Board of Supervisors

  • State of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development

  • Midfield Management

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Impact Stories

"I’m lucky to be in CogWell. CogWell came into my life during a time when I really needed it the most. The power of active listening was able to heal so many of my problems. Every week I get to hear from amazing people whose mission is to create a better life for people. CogWell is such a joy to be a part of."

Student CogWell member
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