Active Minds is proud to announce that the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a winner of the 2015 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award, which recognizes the University as one of the healthiest campuses in the nation.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) was recognized for its cohesive, innovative public health approach to student health and wellness. Active Minds and a national panel of expert reviewers conducted a comprehensive, multi-stage application process for evaluation.
“UNCG’s campus climate and wide range of programs provide diverse, easy-to-access options for maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” said, UNCG Student Government Association President, Brittany Hudson. “We receive encouragement from our peers, faculty, and staff to attend to our mental and physical health, and to develop healthy habits that will serve us well in our life after college.”
Active Minds will be sharing best practices from UNCG with higher education institutions nationwide to inspire locally-driven change across the country. Some of UNCG’s innovative efforts include:
- Incorporating health and wellness in the university’s strategic plan in order to pursue a comprehensive, coordinated, university-wide approach to student well-being.
- “Beyond Academics”, a program for students with intellectual disabilities; the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, which is at the forefront of excellence in health promotion for athletes of all ages and levels of competition; the Spartan Wellness Living Learning Community, which focuses on fostering the eight dimensions of wellness among first-year students; and an award winning ADHD Clinic serving the campus and community.
- Investing in student health and wellness services even in the midst of tight budgets. UNCG recently built a $91 million student recreation center, the largest facility ever built by the university, slated to open in fall 2016.
- Empowering the student voice and using effective peer education to exceed national averages in the dissemination of health information and mental health education on campus.
The Active Minds Healthy Campus Award is a new annual recognition, made possible through support from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.
Learn more about the Healthy Campus Award and the other 2015 winners.