honoring campuses that champion student health

Since 2015, the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award has recognized and celebrated U.S. colleges and universities that are prioritizing health and making significant progress toward creating a campus that promotes mental health, physical health, and well-being of its students.

As of 2023, Active Minds has decided to discontinue awarding new Healthy Campus Awards as part of our strategic shift towards mobilizing youth and young adults to drive mental health change. We firmly believe that the voice and agency of students hold immense potential for shaping campus cultures that prioritize mental health, holistic well-being, and inclusivity.

The Healthy Campus Award has been a source of pride for us, recognizing colleges that have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the holistic well-being of their students. The Award has highlighted institutions across the United States that have invested comprehensively in both the physical and mental health of their student populations, setting a standard for other colleges and universities to emulate.

To learn more about previous winners and their promising practices, please review the Healthy Campus Award Key Finding Reports below:

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the colleges and universities that have participated in the Healthy Campus Award program over the years. Their dedication to creating healthier and more supportive environments for students is truly commendable.


Healthy Campus Award Winners 

Arizona State University (2018)

Auburn University (2022)

Barstow Community College (2022)

California State University, Long Beach (2016)

Cornell University (2015)

Denison University (2020)

Duke University (2018)

Jefferson College (2016)

Kent State University (2018)

Lawrence University (2016)

Sac State (2016)

Santa Monica College (2020)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016)

Skidmore College (2020)

Stevens Institute of Technology (2022)

University of Arizona (2020)

University of Minnesota (2015)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2015)

University of Oregon (2018)

University of Richmond (2020)

University of South Carolina (2018)

University of South Florida (2018)

University of South Florida at St. Petersburg (2022)

University of Texas at Austin (2015)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016)

Virginia Tech (2022)

Western Washington University (2015)