The mission of the Healthy Campus Initiative is to cultivate a culture and environment of health and well-being that is supportive of individuals and groups in pursuit of their optimal potential.

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Fostering student well-being in your classroom

Institutions of higher education have a tremendous responsibility in creating and encouraging healthy habits for students that will last a lifetime. Research has shown the importance of student mental well-being to academic success, and during such a formative time in personal and professional development, it is evermore important to increase awareness and provide support for students to encourage these healthy habits.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role that faculty and staff play in supporting student well-being and how interdisciplinary topics of well-being can be. Furthermore, faculty and staff also play a pivotal role in supporting students in ways outside of their academics, whether it be supporting them professionally, fostering social connections with peers, encouraging students to become more resilient, and even more. Well-being is multidimensional, and while the classroom is an academic setting, there is also room to address individual lifestyle factors and afford students the opportunities and resources to develop a foundation that will support their well-being long after graduation. Check out the resources below for ways to implement more well-being strategies into your classroom!

Six pillars to well-being in the classroom

Implementing the pillars

Check out our library of resources — from articles to webinars to activities, these are all helpful in implementing the six pillars into your classroom.

Tips to support students in reaching their optimal potential.