The Office of Health and Wellness serves a central role in leading a coordinated effort to promote health and wellness within the university. The office works in collaboration with stakeholders across the organization including, but not limited to, the Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Faculty Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Human Resources. The office oversees management of the Public Health Central Command Center, reproductive health and parenting coordination, employee wellness programs, all activities related to research-focused environmental health and safety, and FutureVU Sustainability. It also provides expertise and advisement on strategic direction for all health and wellness activities for faculty, staff, postdocs and students.
The university considers the holistic health and wellness of students, faculty, staff and postdocs the upmost priority, aligned with the university’s core values of belonging and collaboration. Wellness is an active pursuit (not a static state) and multidimensional. These dimensions include physical health, mental/emotional health, spiritual health, social health and identity, occupational/financial health, and environmental health. All dimensions of wellness are important for individuals to find balance and a holistic sense of wellness. Each of the areas of the Office of Health and Wellness play an important role in a variety of these dimensions.