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Dr. Jonathan Ritz

Director of Student Wellness 
Academic Specialist
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Meet Dr. Jonathan Ritz

Jonathan Ritz is a licensed counselor and serves as the College of Arts & Letters’ Director of Student Wellness. He is also a faculty member in the Professional and Public Writing program in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures.

As Director of Student Wellness, Jon works with the College’s Undergraduate Studies team to support the mental health and wellbeing of Arts & Letters students.

This includes:

  • Providing brief drop-in consultation for Arts & Letters students.
  • Organizing mental health/wellness outreach programming targeted to Arts & Letters students.
  • Working with CAL faculty and staff to help support student wellness.
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Consultation with Dr. Ritz

15-minute appointments are available every Thursday 1:30–3:00 pm. These consulting sessions with Dr. Ritz are especially helpful for students with questions about getting connected to CAPS and other campus resources, counseling in general, or other issues and concerns.

Schedule a CAPS Counseling Appointment

Counseling appointments are for students who are looking for sustained mental health support, either through individual counseling or group counseling.

Use the form below to schedule a CAPS counseling appointment.

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In Crisis / Emergency

Students in need of immediate crisis services can:

  • Call CAPS CRISIS Line at any time (24/7/365) 517-355-8270, prompt ‘1’ to talk with a crisis counselor.
  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Go to the closest emergency room if it is safe to do so. 

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