The Wellness at Penn initiative provides support, resources, and practical tools for wellness across the Penn community. It affirms wellness as a core priority and necessary driver of life on campus; and it offers a wide range of opportunities to reflect and engage on issues of wellness, stress, mental health, resilience, happiness, personal and academic goals, and the meaning of success.
Through this initiative, we aim to spotlight, empower, and catalyze the wide range of partners advancing wellness on campus and provide avenues of dialogue and collaboration for them to sustain their essential work. Together, students, faculty, and staff will explore how best to create a shared campus-wide culture of well-being, strengthening ourselves as individuals and as a community by opening ourselves up to our vulnerabilities and to what makes us human.
In particular, this website offers eight categories of wellness derived from the Wellness Wheel of SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services). These eight types of wellness remind us that wellness is an ongoing holistic process with multiple dimensions. We encourage you to explore the resources, programs, and events offered across the eight dimensions of wellness on this site.