Assisting Roadrunners with Wellbeing
UTSA is committed to the wellbeing of each member of the campus community and recognizes that numerous factors contribute to overall wellness: physical and mental health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress management and self-care, social behaviors and more.
Wellbeing Services integrates health education, promotion and support services to provide a comprehensive approach to student wellbeing. Weekly workshops educate on trauma management, dealing with difficult situations, and learning techniques and skills to cope with anxiety and depression.
As part of the university’s commitment to student success, Wellbeing Services promotes and connects existing health-related services while developing new programming. Wellbeing Services’ events, workshops and programs focus on the eight dimensions of wellbeing — physical, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, occupational, emotional and intellectual.
Funds from last year's Giving Day made it possible to host events like the Roadrunner Days Wellbeing Fair, The Homecoming Pre-Game, and Mega Lungs which connected students to campus and community resources while also promoting healthy behaviors.
Support for this project ensures the variety of workshops, trainings, events and outreach opportunities continue to promote healthy behaviors, and build coping and help-seeking habits, while also reducing high-risk behaviors regarding sex, health and substance abuse.
“The panel discussion with trained professionals at Sex Talk 2.0 helped to provide answers to questions that I had about consent, sexual health, and communication with a partner. I really enjoyed the health fair aspect of the event because it allowed me to connect with community members and to learn about the different resources provided both on and off campus.” - Brianna Doyle
Wellbeing Services will continue their efforts for skill building, suicide prevention and bystander intervention, in addition to the comprehensive integrated physical health care services brought to campus by Wellness 360 and My Student Program (MySSP) 24/7 mental health services.
Wellbeing Services will give a sloth stress ball to the first 20 donors who donate $10 or more.
Wellbeing and Mental Health Initiatives, Multicultural Events, and the Service Opportunities and Alternative Breaks programs are connected to two UTSA Giving Day 2023 challenges:
- Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson will cosplay a Disney Villain chosen by students if we reach a combined 75 total donors to these programs on the last day of class for Spring 2023. If we reach a combined 120 total donors to these programs, she will cosplay again with a surprise character during Roadrunner Days.
- If these programs reach a combined 60 individual donors, it will unlock an anonymous donation of $10,000 to the Birds Up for Barry fund, which supports Student Affairs programs, events and traditions.