Today's Update: Wednesday, December 9

December 9, 2020

Dear Student Life Team, These are difficult times for all of us, students and team members alike. Well-being isn’t an aspiration; it is vital, and we must always maintain our focus on it.  

Our approach to well-being is holistic, incorporating all the dimensions. Even though the specifics of the model are always evolving (digital well-being is increasingly part of the mix), the foundation of the holistic approach remains true. When we view well-being through the holistic lens, we factor in all the individual and environmental factors that contribute to one’s sense of well-being.  We look at the whole person.  

For students, this means their academic success, social connections, sense of safety, community and more all contribute to their individual well-being. 

We all play a role. Whether you realize it or not, everything you do is, in some way, tied to creating a culture that supports students’ holistic well-being. Now more than ever it is important to be knowledgeable about the resources available to our students and how we can best support them through these ever-changing times.  

To learn more about how you can infuse well-being practices through your existing work, and learn more about well-being resources, I invite you to a special program to hear from members of our Student Life Student Wellness Center.  

The virtual conversation will be Tuesday, December 15, from 3-4:30 p.m. Discussions will include the scope of student resources offered including those that address concerns related to finances, nutrition, mental health, substance use and more. Current trends in college student wellness and how to best connect students to the resources offered through the SWC will also be covered.  

You can register online:     

I hope you can be a part of this Scarlet and Great conversation.