The Healthy Campus Task Force is a network of representatives dedicated towards educating the Towson University community on how to sustain life-long wellbeing.
Aligned with the objectives outlined in Healthy Campus 2020 and Towson University’s 2020 Vision, it is the mission of the Healthy Campus Taskforce to educate the campus community about current health issues so they are empowered to make choices that promote life-long wellbeing. The Task Force assesses the health status and health needs of the campus community and seeks to create a comprehensive, strategic framework that unites health issues under a single umbrella (Wellness TU). The Healthy Campus Task Force is a network of representatives from a variety of populations from the Towson University community. The Task Force utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to guide and support program planning, interventions, and policy efforts targeted to prevent disease and promote and enable health-enhancing behaviors and activities, with the goal of creating a healthier campus environment.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth, pertaining to 8 specific dimensions. Prevention is key when it comes to your health and well-being. Implementing small changes in your behavior now will allow for huge changes in your quality of life!
Social Wellness means spending time with friends and family. It also means engaging in different activities that help you meet new people. Having a network for people you can rely on is an important aspect of social wellness.
Practicing Social Wellness Involves:
Examples of steps to increase Social Wellness:
Key Social Wellness Resources on Campus
Emotional Wellness means being in touch with your thoughts and feelings, and expressing those thoughts and feelings in a healthy and positive way.
Practicing Emotional Wellness involves:
Examples of steps to increase emotional wellness
Key emotional resources at TU
Intellectual Wellness means engaging in activities that increase knowledge and expand your insight into various domestic and global issues.
Practicing Intellectual Wellness includes:
Steps to increase Intellectual Wellness:
Key Intellectual Wellness resources on campus:
Spiritual Wellness means understanding the purpose of life and being confident in individual values and connection to something greater.
Practicing Spiritual Wellness involves:
Examples of steps to increase Spiritual Wellness:
Key Spiritual Wellness Resources on Campus
Financial Wellness means practicing positive financial saving and spending behaviors. It also means being aware of your finances, and actively working towards financial stability.
Practicing Financial Wellness includes:
Steps to increase Financial Wellness:
Key Financial Wellness resources on campus:
Physical Wellness means engaging in activities to keep your body healthy. Eating well and exercising regularly, seeking help for when you are sick or injured, as well as being aware of changes inside your body, are all a part of physical wellness.
Practicing Physical Wellness Includes:
Examples of steps to take to increase Physical Wellness:
Key Physical Wellness resources on campus:
Occupational Wellness means practicing safety at work, and focusing on a job and career that fulfills your goals and aspirations. Additionally, engaging in positive communication with co-workers and create a friendly work environment.
Practicing Occupational Wellness includes:
Examples of steps to take to increase Occupational Wellness:
Key Occupational Wellness resources on campus:
Environmental Wellness means practicing sustainability activities, such as recycling and choosing real foods. It also means being respectful of nature and participation in activities that help protect the environment.
Practicing Environmental Wellness includes:
Steps to increase Environmental Wellness:
Key Environmental Wellness resources on campus: