Wellness is a dynamic concept made up of our emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Wellness involves expanding your knowledge, skills, values, practices and supportive environments that increase your ability to enjoy a balanced and fulfilling life.
Student Wellness at the University of San Diego provides a number of services to support our students in their efforts to enhance and sustain their health and well-being. Establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while studying at USD is important for academic performance and enjoyment of life, as well as achieving other goals. We hope you will find the pages and information to be valuable resources.
Over the course of our life, we learn tools for navigating the many challenges and opportunities that life brings us. We have each developed our own unique set of skills to help us recognize our full potential, feel good about the choices we make and enjoy how we interact in the world. At USD, we want you to know that there is no problem too big or small to warrant attention and we are here to support you and help you find the tools and resources you need to be your most healthy, resilient, and happy self.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Substance use and abuse is associated with numerous social issues including an increased risk of depression, violence and sexually transmitted disease, to name a few. Learn more about USD alcohol and drug policies, resources available to our students and information about staying healthy during your time at USD.
One thing is certain about relationships, they are complicated! We have put together a lot of great resources about love, trust and togetherness. Learn about setting healthy boundaries, what consent looks like, how to combat loneliness and tools for coping if you’re experiencing a break-up.
Did you know that 20% of USD students have felt overwhelming anxiety in the previous 2 weeks? Nearly 55% of students report feeling overwhelmed by all they had to do. Depression, stress and anxiety are all feelings that we may experience occasionally but if you are experiencing these feelings more regularly or if they are interfering with your daily activities and enjoyment of life, it may be time to talk to someone about it. Please take a few minutes to check out some of our information on mental health and learn about whether or not it might be time to stop by for a quick mental health check-up
Being away from home for the first time can be hard! Being in school again as a graduate student, an international student or a veteran student may feel different and we understand that. USD recognizes that no matter where you are in your life or academic career, your situation is unique and we value the perspectives and experiences you bring to this campus – each of you help make this campus vibrant and dynamic. Your well-being is important to us and that is why we encourage you to take a look at some of the information we have on staying healthy. If you need tips on improving your sleep or better managing your time, we can help! Perhaps you have a friend who is struggling and would like to better support them or need someone to talk to yourself – no matter what you are going through, we want you to know that you are not alone.