In support of the Vision and Mission of Santa Clara University, the Wellness Center utilizes evidence-based initiatives to promote a culture of holistic health that empowers students to make informed decisions and develop self-efficacy in achieving intellectual, spiritual, social, physical, and emotional well-being. The Wellness Center strives to promote a culture of well-being where students identify and practice lifelong skills that improve their quality of life.
We are home to three student groups: the Peer Health Educators, the Violence Prevention Educators, and the Collegiate Recovery Program. For more information, please click on the links below:
A peer network to encourage, support, and advance healthful living for all SCU students.
A student-based sexual assault prevention, education, and bystander awareness.
A supportive community for students in recovery, and those in hope of recovery.
Eight Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness is a multidimensional process of achieving a healthy balance throughout one’s lifetime. SCU’s Wellness Model has eight dimensions of wellness and was created as a guide to help enhance our SCU community's pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Each of the eight dimensions is presented by an icon that will assist individuals in understanding how programs and events will help enhance their wellness.
Our commitment to wellbeing stems from "Cura Personalis"—the Jesuit value of "Care of the Whole Person." Whether you want to find resources to help you deepen in a particular practice of self-care, a mentor to talk with individually, or events that help you connect with other Broncos, there are so many resources available for you! Explore each aspect of the Wellness Wheel to connect and thrive.
Whether you are religious or not, your spirit matters! Being spiritually healthy expands your interior freedom. Cultivating gratitude, generosity and resiliency will help you navigate any circumstance life brings your way. Deepen your own spiritual practice, and connect with community.
Financial wellness is defined as effectively managing your economic life. Well-being is defined as having financial security and financial freedom of choice, in the present and in the future.
Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. It is important to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions.
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.
Environmental wellness is an awareness of the interdependent relationships between people, plants, animals, and the other systems of the earth. Mindful of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment maintaining a way of life that maximizes harmony with the earth and minimizes harm to the environment.
Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition.
Occupational wellness is the potential to attain equilibrium between work and leisure time, handling work place stress and making good relationships with coworkers. Occupational work must be related to your interest and which gives you capability to show your talent, skills and unique gifts and capability.
Intellectual wellness refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. It is important to gain and maintain intellectual wellness because it expands knowledge and skills in order to live a stimulating, successful life.