Health, Equanimity, and Wellness

To equip students to thrive we will foster educational initiatives that help students develop a stronger sense of health, equanimity, and wellness. Guiding students as they mature in stewardship of themselves and care for community will require an intentional approach to teaching, supporting, and modeling healthy lifestyle choices, resiliency skills, and meaningful spiritual practices.

We invite your comments about the recommendations from the Health, Equanimity, and Wellness:

Step 1Stewardship of Self

Step 2Care of Community

Step 3Confirm Submission

Step 4Finished

Stewardship of Self
Through student life programming and services, students should become conscious of and active in the process of developing one's whole self by engaging the mind, body, and spirit. Utilizing strengths, students should learn to love themselves first.

Resiliency Skills: Teaching Students to Thrive

  • Teach students to find hope by reframing circumstances (growth vs fixed mindset)
  • Help students understand how to cope with adversity and external pressure
  • Help students understand and take responsibility for their financial situation and future through programming such as workshops on financial security/debt

Meaningful Spiritual Practices

  • Cultivate reflection, silence/listening hearts, solitude, and life-enhancing disciplines
  • Help students define their purpose, life mission, and calling

Developing the Whole Self

Through University programming and services, staff members in Student Life should become conscious of and active in the process of developing of their whole self by engaging the mind, body, and spirit.

  • Life Work Balance through the development of a flexible work policy that will support our staff as they balance their personal and professional commitments. This policy will enable our staff to model best practices in health and wellness as we mentor and guide our students towards health life style choices.

Commitments of Life

  • Emphasis will be provided to help staff reflect on additional stress creased by commitments during the seasons of life [singleness, young married, new professional, married, with children (young, teens, empty nest), care giver for aging parents, student working and completing graduate or professional school.