Submission Date


Document Type

Paper- Restricted to Campus Access



Faculty Mentor

Mora Reinka


Presented during the 25th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 21, 2023 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

“The best evidence indicates that approximately half of college undergraduates are food insecure, defined as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or ability to acquire such foods in a socially acceptable manner.” Food insecurity on college campuses’ is an issue too few campuses recognize as a significant concern. This research examines the extent of food insecurity upon Ursinus College’s campus during the summer programs by comparing food insecurity of past and current Summer Fellows program attendees to understand if food insecurity has any affect on mental health and/or one’s project quality. This research explores options to combat food insecurity using the perspective of students as well as recommendations from the food insecurity and mental health-based literature. Additionally, this research will be crucial in helping to assist Ursinus College in bettering their summer programs for students within the near future.


Available to Ursinus community only.