We promote wellness and foster a healthy campus environment so that all members of the University can be better positioned for academic, personal and professional success.
Health and Wellness Defined
Health and Wellness are related terms.
We define health holistically as a state of well-being that encompasses mind, body, spirit and community.
Wellness is an active, lifelong process of becoming aware of choices and making decisions toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. This process can lead to a healthier state of well-being that allows individuals and communities to thrive.
These definitions of health and wellness acknowledge that individual and community well-being are multidimensional, interrelated and interdependent.
Health, Wellness and the Campus Environment
Because health is influenced by both individual and environmental factors, our efforts at ASU address both individual and environmental influences on individual and campus health.
Our environmental approach also recognizes that students are influenced by the behaviors of their peers. Peers can have a positive influence, such as when roommates help each other to eat healthy and be active. Peers can also have a negative health influence, such as with second hand smoke, and alcohol use.
The Connection Between Success, Health and Wellness
ASU student surveys indicate that health influences academic performance. Stress, sleep difficulties, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, having a cold, sore throat or the flu are some of the top issues that students report impedes their academic performance. Studies of school children also demonstrate a significant connection between academic performance and nutrition, physical activity, alcohol use, and violence. Students who develop a healthy lifestyle in an environment that supports healthy choices will likely have the best academic outcomes.
Health and Wellness Topics
ASU Wellness programs bring information, education and resources to students on these topics:
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Depression and Suicide
Healthy Relationships and Sexual Violence
Programs and Services
Presentations: Request presentations for your group or class on a variety of health and wellness topics.
On-line Education: Education is provided through AlcoholEdu, the Personal Wellness Profile, the Online Wellness Center, and the asu.edu/wellness website.
Special Events:See ASU Wellness Events for a listing of upcoming events. Print announcements to invite others to these events.
Information Tables: Visit an ASU Wellness information table in various locations and times around campus. Request an information table for your event or residence hall.
Walk-In Services: Schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff to discuss questions and concerns about wellness issues.
We encourage students to actively address campus health and wellness concerns. Opportunities include: working with ASU Wellness as a student employee, volunteering with ASU Wellness in a peer education program, arranging an internship, or joining a ASU Wellness affiliated student organization. Please visit the Get Involved page for more information.