Office of Student Wellness and Well-being

Helping you improve your quality of life at the College of Charleston.

College of Charleston students pet a therapy dog during a campus wellness event

How are you doing?

At the Office of Student Wellness and Well-being, we want to help you thrive academically and personally. We want to keep you doing well with resources, tools and support for each wellness aspect of your college life.

From realizing your abilities and coping with daily stress, to becoming more productive and finding opportunities for play and enjoyment, let us help contribute to your overall well-being.

Counseling Center

Free and confidential, services of the Counseling Center support your emotional, psychological and interpersonal well-being at the College.

Our team of experienced counselors and mental health professionals are here to provide support and help you achieve your goals through services including individual counseling, crisis support, clinical assessments, referrals, and consultations.

Student Health Services

From prevention and detection to diagnosis and treatment, Student Health Services provides quality health care while encouraging a healthy lifestyle in body, mind and spirit.

Victim Services

Whether an incident occurs on or off campus and with or without an official police report, Victim Services provides support to enable the healing, empowerment and overall wellness of affected students.

 

Eight Dimensions of Wellness


From fitness and finance to social and spiritual, embrace a holistic approach to your well-being with resources to help you develop your Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
  • Emotional Wellness

    Cope effectively with life, build healthy relationships and develop a positive self-image.

    • Students 4 Support: Need someone to talk to? Students 4 Support is the College of Charleston's  highly-trained group of peer support volunteers to chat, listen and assist you with your questions, concerns and frustrations.
    • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO): A free service to College of Charleston students, TAO provides educational sessions, tools and exercies related to help you achieve your mental health and wellness goals.
    • Credible Mind: It's ok not to be ok. Use your Cougar credentials to access videos, apps, podcasts and other vetted resources to help you through your life's emotional challenges.
    • Counseling Center. From initial assessment and individual therapy to crisis support and referral services, the College's on-campus clinicians are available to assist you.
  • Social Wellness

    Get involved.

    Social wellness is the sense of connectedness and belonging we create and maintain as we build a healthy support network. 

     

    Find Clubs & Organizations
  • Physical Wellness

    Discover which healthy habits make you feel better and best suit your lifestyle, level of mobility and fitness.

    Adopt healthy habits such as routine medical exams, immunizations, safety precautions, sexually transmitted infection screenings, adequate sleep, a balanced diet and regular exercise.

    Physical wellness includes avoiding or minimizing risky behaviors like using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

    • Campus Recreation Services. Get up and stay active. Intramural and club sports, outdoor adventures and fitness and wellness programs, find your activity for maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.
    • Student Health Center. Services and resources to help restore and maintain your physical wellness.
  • Environmental Wellness

    Understand how your social, natural and built environments affect your health and well-being by being aware of how your actions affect the Earth.

    Celebrate our interconnectedness with nature and discover how nurturing our enviornment can lead to a healthier, more balanced life.

    Center for Sustainable Development
  • Financial Wellness

    Gain an understanding of how your financial choices impact your life, goals and peace of mind. 

    Manage your resources and learn how to live within your means. Make informed financial decisions and investments, set realistic goals and prepare for short-term and long-term needs.

    • IGrad & Financial Wellness: Available through the College of Charleston's Career Center, IGrad provides Students with a free financial literacy platform to empower students, parents and families to make effective personal finance decisions.
  • Intellectual Wellness

    Intellectual wellness is the ability to recognize your unique talents — be creative and seek out ways to use your knowledge and skills. 

    Intellectual wellness embraces the pursuit of knowledge, critical thinking and acdemic growth for personal development and academic success.

    • Center for Student Learning: Access resources to enhance your academic skills and performance including tutoring, academic coaching, study skill workshops and supplemental instruction.

    • Center for Academic Performance and Persistence: Receive support to help you navigate the College's academic policies while connecting you to helpful tools and resources across campus. 
  • Spiritual Wellness

    Spiritual wellness is living your life aligned with your own personal values and beliefs to expand your sense of purpose and meaning.

    Spiritual wellness is a highly personal and individual journey. While the advantages of spiritual wellness may differ from person to person, spritiual wellness can provide you with enhanced self-awareness, a greater sense of purpose, positive coping mechanisms, stress reduction, improved relationships, and a closer connection to community.

     

     

  • Occupational Wellness

    Love your job.

    Occupational wellness is preparing for and participating in work that provides personal satisfaction and life enrichment that is consistent with your values, goals and lifestyle. 

    • Career Center: From your first day on campus to your first steps as a graduate, the Career Center helps guide, inspire and empower you in shaping a fulfilling career path.