Wellness Program


Emotional Wellness

Being emotionally well is effectively coping with life's adventures, seeking and providing support, and creating meaningful and satisfying relationships with others.

If you are emotionally well, you are able to: Emotional Wellness Tips
  • Make personal decisions based on your thoughts and feelings.
  • Acknowledge when you need the support of others.
  • Form relationships based on trust.
  • Recognize conflict.
  • Take risks and challenges.
  • Manage your life and take responsibility.
  • Engage in positive self-talk.
  • Set aside time for yourself.
  • Adopt a pet.
Campus Resources for Enhancing Emotional Wellness
Counseling Resources

University Counseling Services make provides a comprehensive evaluation and consultation for students on best options for their mental health care which can include case management, referral services to a community provider, brief individual and couples therapy, group therapy, consultation, and resiliency workshops.

Domestic/Sexual/Dating Violence

Rape Aggression Defense Training is a comprehensive, women-only course that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence Advocacy Services has knowledgeable, open and welcoming confidential advocates who are here to provide VCU students with support and options as they determine their next steps.

Dating Violence Advocacy Services provides relationship evaluations based on the complainant’s statement and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship

Division of Student Affairs

Champions of Wellness - Emotional Wellness Events provides opportunities to learn about coping strategies and techniques and how to help others during stressful situations.

Students advocating violence education and support (SAVES) is a recognized student organization at VCU whose mission is to assist in prevention and offer support to those affected by sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.

Disability Support Services assists VCU in creating a learning environment where all students have equal access to every aspect of the University's programs, services, and activities.

Center for Psychological Services and Development assists individuals in need of counseling and assessment with affordable services provided by professionals and graduate students in the mental health field.

Safe Zone is a workshop for faculty and staff to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on the VCU campus, thereby to make our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation.

Spit for Science is a project being led by researchers at VCU in an effort to understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to contribute to the development of problems associated with the use of alcohol, the use of other substances, and emotional health.

The Well provides education and services on a variety of topics that affect health, to maximize student success by fostering a healthy campus environment.

COBE Contemplative Science and Education Core promotes behavioral and emotional health among young people through the integration of research with coursework, programming, and policy.

University Student Health Services provides quality outpatient medical care and public health services, which includes health education programming that empowers students to become full participants in their health care.

VCU Recreational Sports offers a wide range of yoga and meditation classes throughout the week.

Dean of Students Office aims to help students chart a path toward success, overcoming barriers as they arise and ensuring that the proper support services are being utilized as needed.