The goal of Binghamton University's Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) is to create an
environment and identity that encourages and supports healthy living. Improving the
health and well-being of our community and its members improves students' capacity
to learn, reduces some of the high-impact impediments to academic performance, improves
student retention by improving coping strategies and psychological health, and sets
the stage for lifelong healthy living. Workplace wellness for faculty and staff can
positively impact employee health and job satisfaction, boost engagement and enhance
productivity, resulting in greater employee retention and institutional cost savings.
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.
Join the initiative to make
Binghamton a healthier campus.
Walking is an easy and effective way to increase activity levels, manage stress and
encourage camaraderie. Participants in this free program compete in monthly contests
and receive rewards for meeting step goals. Healthier students, faculty and staff
mean a healthier University.
Funding is available to students, faculty and staff who are taking an active role
in the health and well-being of our campus community.
Offices across campus are engaged in supporting the well-being and mental health of
Binghamton University students.
of new students believe Binghamton University is concerned with their personal health/wellness
(from 2018 New Student Orientation evaluation)
of University faculty and staff believe their health and well-being impacts student
success and learning (from 2017 ACHA-NFSHA survey)
of undergrad and grad students rated their overall health as excellent or very good
(from 2018 ACHA-NCHA survey)