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Well-Being Center

The new Well-being Center will be a comprehensive and integrated facility that will include all campus health care in one location, providing easy access for students and designed to be a collaborative high-impact environment to support student learning, student well-being, and student success. The Well-being Center will play a critical role in the health and well-being of our campus community. The Center will impact retention and graduation rates of our students by providing affordable and convenient health and wellness services and programs delivered by professionals attuned to the unique stressors and needs of college students.

The Center’s staff and resources will focus on the “upstream” approach by providing programs and activities that are associated with healthful decision making and prevention. By instilling positive habits ranging from nutrition and sleep to stress management and sexual health, students will be less in need of the “downstream” services associated with intervention and rescue. The fact that all the services for health and wellness are simply located together eliminates a lot of barriers for students to access services. The University will support programs, systems, and processes to support behaviors known to improve academic performance. The Well-being Center strives to support a lively environment of diversity and inclusion for students with its open and welcoming spaces.

Health and Well-Being Unit

The University recently formed a Health and Well-being Unit, bringing together the work of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student Health Center, and dividing Recreation and Wellness into two departments: University Recreation and Health Promotion. The Health and Well-being Unit is the principle advocate for a healthy campus community by leading the discussion and the development of health-promoting environments and health practices and policies. Team-based integration of services and collaborative care fosters a health care partnership that should facilitate access, continuity of care, communication, and ultimately optimize health outcomes for our students.