To be well at the George Washington University is to honor the dynamic process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the face of challenges. Raise Up GW is our initiative dedicated to helping students engage in a comprehensive well-being experience across campus. We empower our students to actively engage in well-being activities that are supportive of holistic lifestyles. Through this initiative, students will gain an understanding of resources and learn how to help others in need. For more information, contact the Raise Up GW Committee.
Dimensions of Well-being
We are still dedicated to helping you prioritize your well-being during the virtual learning period. As you browse through these dimensions of well-being, you will have the ability to identify virtual campus services and online resources to aid you in finding a healthy balance during this time.
Designed for GW faculty and staff, the Raise Up GW REACH program seeks to build student Resilience by promoting Engagement with and Access to Campus Health and well-being resources. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to engage in workshops that will provide information about student well-being trends, availability of services, and how to make appropriate referrals to those services. Spring 2021 workshops will be offered via WebEx. All GW faculty and staff are invited to register for upcoming sessions.
The GW Sustainability Summit is a unique opportunity to bring together GW students, faculty, alumni, and staff with community leaders, policy experts, change makers, thought leaders, and advocates in the Washington, D.C. area. The event will celebrate the role of the university in addressing sustainability in our nation's capital and beyond, and explore innovative solutions that will further motivate and inspire participants to take action. RSVP to attend.
We want to hear how you are maintaining your well-being during this virtual learning period! Tell us your well-being story to be featured on our website.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Hometown: Westborough, MA Dimension: Physical Well-being
Over the virtual learning period, I have been going on daily walks because I want to make sure that I am moving my body. It can be easy to stay in one position for an extended period of time due to virtual work, so I have been consciously avoiding this. Also, I work on deep breathing to relax my muscles. I do this especially when I am stressed. Additionally, I have started virtual physical therapy. This is helping me keep my body strong while I am virtually learning.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Hometown: Petaluma, CA Dimension: Social Well-being
During the past few months spent back at my childhood home I have reconnected with my friends from high school. Many of us have changed a lot just in a few years and I love learning about the new hobbies and interests that my friends have found through their own experiences. I've even become closer to some friends who I used to consider more like friends of a friend through our newfound common interests.
During May and June of 2020, I decided to complete my 200 hour yoga teacher training. This was something that I have been wanting to do for a while. Having the opportunity to complete my training online in the comfort of my own home was amazing, and I have gotten so much stronger as I have increased my own yoga practice significantly. I have also been working on more mindfulness practices through a morning meditation.