Why adversity is central to human growth

Students Helping Students

In this 2019 presentation to Resident Assistants (RAs) within Utah State University’s Residence Life, Dr. Colver shares his ideas and frameworks about “How the University Works.” Grounded in the notion that both failure and adversity are necessary components of developing competence, the session highlights how social support is a critical factor of facing and overcoming the rigors of the collegiate experience.

The booklet used throughout the presentation is the 2019 “Student Insights Report,” available for download here.