In 1999, the University of California, Irvine, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Dominquez and Dr. Joseph Mestas in Student Support Academic Services, brought Hardiness Training to students in the summer bridge program. Since then, Dr. Dominquez and Dr. Mestas moved to bring Hardiness training to all students on the UCI campus by offering it as an elective. This program continued throughout 2004. The Hardiness Institute is very thankful to UCI, and Dr. Dominquez and Dr. Mestas, in their support and efforts to bring hardiness training to UCI college students.