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Social Wellness
Find mentors for social wellbeing

Be sure to check out these departments as you seek to deepen your social wellbeing


Resources to support your social wellbeing

Social Wellness 

refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.

Attributes that distinguish social wellness

  • Respect for other cultures 
  • Multi-cultural competence
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family 
  • Fairness and justice 
  • Tolerance and acceptance 
  • Concern and community welfare 


Santa Clara University has over 200 different student organizations to become involved with in order to meet and build relationships with others. The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) oversees Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and Chartered Student Organizations (CSOs). We are sure you will be able to find a variety of your interest to get involved with. 

If you do not find your interest in CSI, there are many other departments and programs that have involvement opportunities - for example, Campus Ministry offers two student faith-sharing groups Spiritual Life Community (SLC) and the Christian Life Community (CLC). You are welcome to participate regardless of religious affiliation, and we will do our best to pair you with a group that shares a similar affinity. 

For our students living off-campus, please utilize Off Campus Living and the Neighborhood Ambassadors for information regarding events, resources, and neighborhood happenings. Subscribe to OCL's newsletter or follow IG: scuoffcampus to stay connected and updated.

Still, having trouble finding a spot for you? Continue reviewing the eight dimensions of wellness pages, and the Get Connected page. There are many resources highlight for you to get involved and connected on campus. 

Reflect on your social self-care

Reflection questions

The reflection questions provided are based on the five steps of the Ignatian Examen: Give Thanks, Review, Reflect, Resolve, and Look Ahead. 

1. Give Thanks

  • Who are the people in my community I am grateful for?
  • What is a recent moment that someone else has brought me joy?
  • Have I had recent experiences when I have connected with a stranger?

2. Review

  • How am I spending my time socially?
  • Am I being a good friend or family member to others?
  • Are others being good friends or family members to me?
  • Am I an active member of my community?

3. Reflect

  • How do my friends and family members make me feel?
  • Do I share with others that I am grateful for our relationships?
  • Are there any relationships that I don’t put as much effort into?

4. Resolve

  • Is there anyone that I need to apologize to or forgive?
  • Are there any moments recently where I did not interact with someone in the way that I wanted to?
  • Are there any moments when I have been with others but not been fully present?

5. Look Ahead

  • Are there any goals I want to set for my relationships?
  • How can I more actively reach out to others?
  • Who are the people who encourage me to be the best version of myself?
  • How can I ensure that I am fully present with those around me?

Social Wellness Inventory

  • Am I making time to connect with friends and family?
  • Do I have relationships that are positive and healthy?
  • Am I leaving space to connect with myself?
  • Are there any relationships where I need to establish better boundaries?
Connect with others socially

Regular opportunities to foster social wellness

  • Events on the Get Connected Calendar (add it to your SCU Gmail account by selecting the plus sign in the lower-left so you do not miss an event for one of your interest or hobbies)
  • Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) 
  • Chartered Student Organizations (CSO's)
  • Campus Recreation facilities, intramural sports, club sports, fitness classes 
  • Peer Educators
  • Spirit Clubs through Athletics 
  • Internships, or student employment opportunities 

Social accounts to follow

  • SCU American Society of Mechanical Engineers - @scuasme
  • SCU American Society of Civil Engineers - @scu_asce
  • SCU Engineers Without Borders - @ewb.scu
  • SCU Maker Club - @scumakerclub
  • SCU National Society of Black Engineers
  • SCU Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity - @scuthetatau
  • SCU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - @shpe_scu
  • SCU Society of Women Engineers - @scuswe

Also check out:

Recreational RSOs

Division I Athletics Teams

Women's Sports 

Men’s Sports⁠

Club Sports Teams

Women’s Sports ⁠

Men’s Sports⁠

Open Sports⁠ 

Habits and practices to foster social health

Habits of Health

  • Make time to connect with a family member or friend each day  
  • Make sure part of your day includes something that brings you joy 
  • Make a schedule and stick with it
  • Be an active listener when interacting with others 

Take action

  • Reflect on yourself and your social needs. What aspects of your social life do you enjoy? What parts would you like to improve?
  • Make an effort to keep in touch with supportive friends and family
  • Practice self-disclosure 
  • Participate in group discussions and practice active listening
  • Find a club or organization to participate in (There are over 200 at SCU!) 
  • Get involved in your Residential Learning Community (RLC) 
  • Take classes in the diversity core

We would love to continue improving our Wellness Model pages. Please share with us your feedback, or comments as well as any articles, podcast, etc. that help you be well. Please make sure you are logged into your SCU gmail account to view this google form. If you have any other comments you can also email #BeWellBroncos