Healthier UND Students, Faculty and Staff
Work in partnership to promote healthy lifestyles choices by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms, and creating a healthier environment.
In May of 2000 the Healthy UND Coalition adopted its current overarching principle which is to emphasize all 7 Dimensions of Wellness including: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and environmental.
Ongoing Priorities for Healthy UND
Tobacco Free UND
Healthy UND strives to reduce tobacco use rates and exposure to second-hand smoke by supporting comprehensive campus and community prevention, policy and cessation initiatives. UND residence halls became tobacco-free in 2003 and on-campus apartments became tobacco-free in 2004. UND became a completely tobacco-free campus, both indoors and out, in October of 2007. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to help enhance awareness and respect for the policy.
Wellness Living/Learning Community
Students who live in UND's Wellness Living and Learning Community receive support in living a healthy lifestyle from their peers, housing staff, and an advisory group comprised of Healthy UND members. Activities designed to engage residents in all 7 dimensions of wellness are offered throughout the year.
Healthy UND regularly supports campus Earth Week activities. Members also promote recycling efforts, including Recylcemania, and participate in conversations about UND's ongoing sustainability initiatives.
Healthy UND 2020
Healthy UND utilizes the existing Healthy UND 2020 Priority Action Groups to focus on the following priorities:
- Alcohol and Other Substance Use/Abuse
- Learning Healthy Social/Relationship Skills
- Managing Mental Health
- Physical Activity/Exercise
UND offers a variety of diversity activities throughout the year which have been promoted through the Healthy UND Listserv and member communication channels.