Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Nine Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is defined as active and ongoing process that allows individuals and the broader community to reach their full potential. 

  • Individual wellness involves being happy and satisfied with life, having basic needs met, and contributing to the communities in which we live. 
  • Community wellness involves creating and sustaining an environment that is equitable and just for all.

Foundational to wellness are the pillars of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. In order to promote wellness, one must understand that not all persons have equal access and opportunity due to systemic and structural barriers. In addition, it is critical that an individual and organization understand and interact effectively with people who have different values, lifestyles, and traditions based on their distinctive heritage, social relationships and identity. 

Nine Dimensions of Wellness