Summertime planning meeting If you aren’t available this time, look out for a Doodle poll to come, for an additional summer meeting. Reminder:
I propose that WOC may need to be reenergized in order to stay relevant and well-attended. Some have questioned whether recent smaller meeting size is partially due to the growth of Healthy Campus Initiative and its “pods” (HCI subcommittees organized by health topic) in the past few years – that is, if the existence of “pod” meetings have made a committee like WOC more difficult to attend because of people’s time constraints (so many meetings, so little time…), or a perception that HCI has the same mission as WOC.
I maintain that there is great practical purpose in convening WOC, a network consisting (nearly 100%) of Student Affairs organizations, whose staff are the true “boots on the ground” in the work of student-focused well-being; and that there is much value in bringing under one umbrella those whose topic areas are varied and diverse but who tap into each other’s areas of convergence for collaboration and partnership. I view working with and participating in HCI “pods” as value-added, not a replacement.
Rena Orenstein, MPH
Associate Director, UCLA Student Health Education & Health Promotion
Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center
221 Westwood Plaza #300 A
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UCLA Wellness on Campus (WOC)
The mission of WOC is to promote well-being among all UCLA students by connecting and supporting campus practitioner and stakeholder organizations .
Wellness is an ever-changing state of being that is influenced by multiple aspects of our identity, as well as the environment. It involves an active process of making conscious choices toward greater well-being. Seven identified dimensions of wellness include the following:
1. Promote and publicize campus-wide opportunities and events that are focused on the development of student wellness
2. Cultivate interdepartmental collaboration and partnerships to strengthen student-focused wellness efforts on campus
3. Develop and implement new WOC-sponsored initiatives designed to foster well-being among students
Participating Campus Organizations : Art & Global Health Center; Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center; Athletics; Bruin Resource Center (BRC); Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE); Campus and Student Resilience; Center for Accessible Education; Consultation & Response Team; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars; Dean of Students; Dining Services; Extension; Geffen Academy; Graduate Student Resource Center; Greek Life; GRIT Coaching Program; Healthy Campus Initiative; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center; Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC); Recreation; Residential Life; Parent & Family Programs; School of Nursing; Sexual Health Coalition; Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC); Student Health Education & Health Promotion; Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE); Student Wellness Commission (SWC)