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Wellness at Northwestern

Educating our students in making healthy decisions that enhance individual success and community well-being

Wellness is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Northwestern encourages and supports our students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.

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About the 8 Dimensions

About the 8 Dimensions

Wellness means overall well-being. It is an ongoing process and a life-long journey, not a one-time event. Health Promotion and Wellness, along with many other campus offices, encourages and supports Northwestern students in taking action on all eight interconnected dimensions of wellness in order to build everyday habits, which improve quality of life. It may also help individuals live longer, manage current health conditions, and support recovery from illness, injury, and addiction.

Wellness Feature

New Year, New Me...Right?

The start of the new year can inspire new beginnings and ambitious goal setting around one’s health and fitness, time management, self-care, and more. The HPaW team understands that handling the slower pace of the gloomy post-holiday hustle and bustle into this high-achieving season can get overwhelming, but we’re here to offer you some of our tried-and-true advice for how to sustain and maintain your New Year’s resolutions! 

CLICK TO LEARN ABOUT SETTING AND FOLLOWING YOUR GOALS

Wellness in Action

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness (HPaW) is the primary provider of health promotion, education, and prevention programs and services on alcohol, other drugs, and wellness issues for Northwestern University students. HPaW engages students through campus-wide, group, and individual educational initiatives.

Stay Well

Events (Click For More)

Growing HIV Pathogenesis Research Across Chicago

February 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

To increase collaborative HIV research across Chicago universities, the Third Coast CFAR’s Viral Pathogenesis Core will ...

Gilman Information Session

February 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1800 Sherman Avenue

The Gilman International Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and aims to broaden the participation in ...

Glitter+Ashes

February 14, 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Foster-Walker Complex, 1927 Orrington Avenue

Join Assistant University Chaplain, Rev. D’ana Downing (She/They/Queen) during their GSRC office hours on Ash Wednesday;...

In Focus

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Sign Up for Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching is a collaborative, non-judgmental process that can help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals, balance dimensions of health and wellness, and learn practical skills to improve overall well-being. Coaches work with you to build on your strengths and support you in creating sustainable plans to achieve your wellness goals. 

Visit our Wellness Coaching webpage for further details.