Office of Student Life

Social Wellness

The socially well person has a network of support based on interdependence, mutual trust, respect and has developed a sensitivity and awareness towards the feelings of others. Social wellness is the ability to develop close and sustaining relationships and engage in successful interaction with others. 

Taking an Active Role in Your Social Wellness

Join an interest or activity-based group, attend community events and gatherings and make time in your routine for social connection. Get to know your classmates and professors. Communicate regularly with others and work on being open, vulnerable, nonjudgmental and kind. When you are spending time with loved ones, focus on being fully present in the moment. 

Promoting Social Wellness In and Outside the Classroom 

Examples of Social Wellness Activities and Promotion in the Classroom: 

  • Start class off with a discussion question of the week or post one on a bulletin or dry erase board 
  • Set up a postcard table with fun postcards that are already stamped for students to send to friends and loved ones 
  • Board games for rent 
  • Friendship “Speed Dating” 
  • Floor Dinners 
  • Building Book Club 
  • Board Game nights 
  • Attend a free community event together 
  • Create seating charts for class or staff meeting each week based on fun categories (i.e color of clothing into a rainbow, sitting by birthday month, height, have students pull a random number out of a hat as they walk in that is associated with a number at a seat)  

Social Wellness Resources 

Community Building 

Relationship Education and Violence Prevention 

Student Life Departments 

On-Campus Resources 

Community Resources 

Civility Resources