Why could Student Spill LLC be BIG?The need for mental health support services is apparent, and SPILL provides a tool that is greatly accepted and appreciated by both students and university personnel.
In addition, most schools have large sums of money reserved for â€œpreventative programmingâ€ or â€œdirect student servicesâ€ used to purchase things like alcohol awareness programs or sexual assault intervention programs for anywhere from $50,000-80,000 annually. Unlike these, however, SPILL is not restricted to one specific issue, and gives students an outlet for all types of stressors. UW-Madison granted SPILL with $70,000 for 2010 after seeing the impact the program made within one year, and the company has been approached by over 25 interested schools over the last year. The program originated at UW-Madison and has since begun operations at 4 other colleges in the US. An additional 7 other campusesâ€“schools such as Berkeley and Purdueâ€“will be set up over the summer of 2010.