Health & Wellbeing

NUM is committed to maintaining a healthy campus community. We offer many services and programs that promote health and wellbeing, and support student success in college and beyond.

Student Wellbeing Resources

Students attending a Homecoming football game

Social Wellbeing

Social wellbeing reflects your ability to engage in different types of relationships with others and to have a network and support system of people to rely on. Engaging in different activities that help you meet other people is a hallmark of social wellbeing.

  • Spending time with family, friends, and significant others
  • Cultivating deep friendships
  • Communicating positively with people
  • Appreciating and being a part of a diverse culture
  • Spending time to build new relationships
  • Appreciating your community and engaging in acts to help community members
  • Join different clubs and organizations on campus
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Make time to catch up with friends and family
  • Reach out to new people on your floor or in classes
  • Athletics
  • Campus Recreation
  • Counseling Center
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Health Center
  • Office of Student Activities
  • Involved@NUM
  • Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
  • New Student and Family Programs

Counseling session

Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional wellbeing means to first be in touch with your thoughts and feelings then, possessing the capability to express those thoughts and feelings in a healthy and meaningful way.

  • Effectively identifying, managing, and connecting different types of emotions
  • Accepting and expressing emotions
  • Being open to change
  • Respecting the emotional wellbeing of others
  • Having confidence in independence, but also being confident in asking for assistance
  • Express thoughts and feelings in a thoughtful and positive way
  • Developing coping and resiliency skills
  • Working through life challenges
  • Spend time with friends and families who help you feel positive
  • Understand your limits
  • Reach out to a counselor for help if you are feeling stressed or anxious
  • Partake in activities that make you feel confident
  • Practice relaxation techniques, such as meditation
  • Don’t keep feelings bottled up
  • Be confident in denying new projects so that you do not become overwhelmed
  • Counseling Center  including counseling services, TogetherAll, Kognito, massage chairs and meditation room.
    • Online Scheduling
  • Peer Education
    • Counseling Center Programs
    • Health Center Programs
  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse Prevention Center
  • Total Tiger Wellness Program
  • Mental Health First Aid Training at Campus Rec
  • Student Outreach & Support
  • Tiger Trails

Students using the Academic Commons space

Intellectual Wellbeing

Intellectual wellbeing is expanding upon and building new knowledge by engaging in creative and stimulating mental activities that expand your capabilities and skills.

  • Creating an academic plan to graduate in four years
  • Setting academic goals
  • Thinking critically and finding ways to be creative
  • Remaining curious and intuitive
  • Be open-minded to new ideas and experiences
  • Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor
  • Schedule a meeting with a professor or a tutor session for a challenging class
  • Schedule a virtual meeting with your Subject Librarian to assist with project research
  • Join different clubs and organizations
  • Participate in service learning
  • Read the news every morning
  • Attend class regularly and participate in discussion
  • Choose electives different from your major that are interesting to you
  • Health Education
  • Peer Education
    • Counseling Center Programs
    • Health Center Programs
  • Student Computing Services
  • Intellectual-Growth-based Student Organizations/Groups
  • Fair Chance Higher Education Initiative
  • Albert S. Cook Library
  • Office of Academic Advising, Retention and Completion
    • FYE Advising Program
  • Writing Center
  • Career Center
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
    • Testing Services Center
  • SAGE Program
  • Study Abroad and Away
  • Tutoring and Learning Center
  • Student Outreach and Support
  • Athletics Academic Support
  • Honors College
  • NUM Opportunities in STEM
  • Engagement and Service Opportunities

Students meditating

Spiritual Wellbeing

Spiritual wellbeing refers to your understanding of the purpose of life, your core values and connection to something greater than yourself.

  • Acknowledging that your values and beliefs change over time
  • Searching for meaning and finding your why
  • Feeling connected to others and the world
  • Respecting and honoring other’s beliefs and values
  • Seeking peace, gratitude and patience
  • Speak with a spiritual leader or someone you trust
  • Write down what you are thankful for each day
  • Engage in meditation and individual reflection
  • Make time for the important people in your life
  • Take walks outside and appreciate the world
  • Athletics
    • Total Tiger Wellness
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Religious & Spiritual Life
  • Campus Recreation
    • Mind/Body Programs/Classes
    • Outdoor Adventures
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Services
  • Issues to Action Series

Bank Teller

Financial Wellbeing

Financial wellbeing means being aware of your income, expenses, spending, and overall finances. Actively working towards financial stability, monitoring day to day finances, and setting financial goals are elements of financial literacy.

  • Monitoring and accounting for your monthly expenses 
  • Finding a balance of meeting your financial obligations and having fun
  • Being responsible with your money
  • Practicing positive financial saving and spending behaviors
  • Putting away a percentage of your paycheck into savings
  • Aligning values with spending
  • Thinking through financial decisions
  • Minimizing debt
  • Consider applying for a scholarship
  • One size does not fit all - create an itemized budget to manage and track your monthly expenses
  • Engaging in opportunities to increase your financial literacy like saving, reducing debt, and budgeting 
  • Using an app to help track your spending
  • When possible, holding funds for an emergency fund or savings
  • Manage financial stress by exploring strategies to apply for grants and decrease debt
  • Explore a plan to pay off debt in an intentional and structured way
  • Financial Wellness
    • WhichWay Financial Literacy App
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Food Insecurity and FoodShare Programs
  • NUM Foundation
  • Working on Campus
  • Finding a Job
    • Handshake (on-campus, part-time, internship, full-time opportunity postings)
    • QuadJobs (short-term, local job postings)
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Banking at NUM (PNC, SECU)

Student walking in the Glen Arboretum

Physical Wellbeing

Physical wellbeing focuses on the awareness of things that influence or impact your overall health. This includes activities to keep your body healthy, listening to your body’s needs as you grow and mature, eating well, exercising regularly, and seeking help when you are sick or injured.

  • Making appointments at the health center when you are feeling sick
  • Acknowledging and engaging in movement and/or higher-level physical activity
  • Engage in disease prevention through vaccination and engaging in safe sex practices
  • Choosing nutritious food to eat
  • Practicing stress-reduction techniques
  • Being aware of and managing chronic conditions
  • Avoiding eating processed foods regularly
  • Getting sufficient sleep  
  • Drink water throughout the day
  • Always use protection and communicate with your intimate partner
  • Health Center
    • Free tobacco cessation products & counseling
    • Free safer sex supplies
  • COVID Response and Planning
  • NUM Athletics
  • Campus Recreation
    • Safety classes
    • Ways to get involved outdoors
    • Join a team sport
    • Personal training, become a spin instructor, join group fitness classes
  • Tiger Trails
  • Dining Services
    • Nutrition services
  • Food Insecurity & FoodShare Programs (free food and hygiene items)
  • Where to find free Menstrual Products on campus
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Paratransit Services
  • SafeRide
  • Massage Chairs

Student seeing a Career Center advisor

Occupational Wellbeing

Occupational wellbeing means focusing on a job or career path that provides you with the opportunity to build your skillset(s) while fulfilling your goals and aspirations at that point in your career. Setting reasonable work expectations and engaging in meaningful professional relationships with your co-workers and supervisor are essential elements of occupational wellbeing.

  • Set reasonable boundaries as workloads and work-related demands change
  • Participate in service opportunities
  • Find meaning and happiness in your work
  • Be open to new opportunities
  • Take advantage of wellbeing work activities and programs
  • Explore a variety of career options
  • Make an appointment at the career center
  • Pursue internships 
  • Take a skills and strengths assessment
  • Make a career plan
  • Connecting with professional associations and professional networking like LinkedIn
  • Career Center
    • Find Your Career Community
    • What Can I Do with My Major?
    • Know & Develop Career-Ready Skills
    • Internships
    • Student Employment
    • Job Search Resources (resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, etc.)
    • Finding a Job
    • Identity-Based Career Resources
    • Year-by-Year Career Roadmaps
    • Find a Career Mentor - Tiger Mentor Network
    • Life and Career Planning Course (EDUC 121)
    • Handshake (on-campus, part-time, internship, full-time opportunity postings)
    • Workplace Values
    • Career Self-Assessments

Students volunteering for the Big Event

Environmental Wellbeing

Environmental wellbeing is the recognition of the interconnected relationship between yourself and the world around you. This is marked by your conscious awareness of your impact on the environment; a focus on opportunities to engage in sustainable actions; and your creation of spaces in the neighborhoods where you live, places that you work, and places that you study that helps you reach your goals.

  • Arranging and maintaining your personal space  
  • Respect for your neighbors and the world around you 
  • Engaging in and having an awareness of how to integrate sustainability into your daily activities 
  • Enjoying time outside in nature and understanding how it connects to your overall wellbeing
  • Protecting yourself and the environment from hazardous materials
  • Keeping your room and bathroom clean and organized 
  • Buy and use a reusable water bottle
  • Cut down on the amount of paper products you use
  • Recycle!
  • Turn the lights off when you leave the room
  • Spend time outside
  • Purchase fresh food from local farmers markets
  • Walk, bike, or carpool to campus
  • Sustainability
    • Buildings and grounds
    • Get involved
    • Eco-reps
    • Waste minimization
  • Environmental Initiatives
    • Retreat for Environmental Action
    • Environmental Conference
  • Faculty Sustainable Research (PDF)
  • Outdoor Recreation 
  • Glen Arboretum
  • Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
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