“Wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires a person to become aware of and make choices for a more satisfying lifestyle. Wellness is the process of creating and adapting patterns of behavior that lead to improved health in the wellness dimensions and heightened life satisfaction.” (Swarbrick, 2006)
Who are we?
Driven by the College’s strategic vision, Harvey Mudd College Wellness is a campus-wide educational initiative with the goal of helping students thrive, achieve a sense of well-being, reduce risk factors and bring about balance in their lives.
Why do we need wellness?
The demand placed on students (e.g., by family expectations, academic pressure, social pressure, identity formation, adjusting to college and life events) may outweigh students’ own coping skills, leading to signs of distress. Therefore, prevention efforts are essential to supplement intervention programs. By implementing intervention programs, Harvey Mudd College Wellness aims to prepare students to deal effectively with current and future demands.
Harvey Mudd Wellness strives to empower students with wellness by focusing on the following goals:
- Students will learn the eight dimensions of wellness.
- Students will apply learned knowledge about wellness into their academic and personal lives.
- Students will teach other students about and share their knowledge of wellness.