The Health and Wellbeing Initiative was created in 2015 by Chancellor Feyten to demonstrate TWU’s prioritization of student thriving and whole-person development. Campus leaders with expertise in health and wellbeing work within our core themes: Build Well, Eat Well, Mind Well, Move Well, and Spend Well. Recent HWI highlights built on cross-departmental collaborations include supporting Mental Health First Aid certification, Wellness and Nutrition Coaching, student wellness programming, improving food security via the Swipe Out Hunger, and much more. Navigate through our dropdown menu below to learn more about HWI.
Wellness for You
Everyone’s wellness journey is uniquely personal and multidimensional. Positive, intentional wellness practices can improve productivity and overall life satisfaction.
The built environment influences our eating habits, activity levels, finances, mental wellbeing, physical health, and lifespans. Gaining a better understanding of how our environments affect the many facets of our lives can enable healthier choices, enhance our quality of life, and help us better understand how to advocate community-level change. Learn more about Build Well at TWU.Build Well
Eat Well works with groups across all three TWU campuses to improve food security, food literacy, and the overall food environment for students at TWU. We are particularly focused on collaborative efforts to improve access to food through the support of mobile food banks, food distributions, food pantries, and helping students access WIC and SNAP. Eat Well strives to educate students about making healthier choices through online videos, handouts, and by supporting the Vandagriff Nutrition Scholar(s). Learn more about Eat Well at TWU.Eat Well
Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. When we are mentally well, we can cope with stress more effectively, be more present and engaged in our interpersonal relationships, and be more mindful in our choices and decision-making skills. Learn more about Mind Well at TWU.Mind Well
Move Well works with academic departments, Student Life, Fitness and Recreation, and the community to promote a wide variety of physical activity options. We are particularly focused on opportunities that students will be able to incorporate into their daily activities and continue throughout their lives. Learn more about Move Well at TWU.Move Well
According to the Capital One Spendwise Survey, 73% of Americans rank their finances as the most significant source of stress in their lives. Regardless of income, learning the principles of smart financial decisions will make a positive impact on every aspect of your life. Poor financial management may reduce your overall wellbeing and may end up costing you more than just money. Learn more about Spend Well at TWU.Spend Well