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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

Health & Well-Being

Too Busy Flourishing, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography

Creating a Culture of Well-Being

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Student Affairs aims to create a culture of physical, emotional, and social well-being to promote student flourishing. 

Too Busy Flourishing, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography

More About Well-Being

While the mental health challenges of young adults have increase nationally in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already prevalent mental health issues among our students and often delayed care. We continue our commitment to acknowledge the lived experience of our students throughout this time and address students' immediate mental health needs, whether on or off campus, by creating opportunities to connect with campus resources to support their well-being.

Through collaboration with various units within Vaden Health Services and our many communities across campus, along with the support and involvement of current undergraduate and graduate students, new initiatives were launched that promoted mental health and wellness information and resources in creative, engaging, and student-centered ways.

Ice Cream Social, 2022. Credit: Micaela Go

Supporting Student Mental Health

We continuously seek ways to improve the trajectory of our students by helping them to identify, address, and manage their emotions in addition to finding support among Stanford’s many communities. Most importantly, we continue to remind students that they are not alone in their journey.

The Stanford Tree, the mascot. Credit: Andrew Brodhead /

Fostering a Culture of Well-Being

Though the process and steps are unique for each individual, our aim is to provide a holistic lens of well-being and the tools necessary for our students to experience a sense of belonging, self-acceptance, authentic relationships, accomplishment and competence, positive emotions, and purpose and meaning at Stanford and beyond.

"I wear a face coving". Amol Singh and Kimberly Heng. Credit: Andrew Brodhead /

Trees Together

Student Affairs adopted the slogan Trees Together to represent our collective efforts to protect the health and safety of the Stanford community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorful, engaging, and easy to understand materials were developed to keep students informed of rapidly changing national, state, and local public health advisories.

Remember... it is okay to not be okay.

Too Busy Flourishing, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography