Health and Wellness Issue

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

The purpose of the Engelhard Project is to incorporate topics relating to student wellness into academic discourse in order to produce a more comprehensive and contemplative curriculum. Entering its 12th year, the program engages students and faculty from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

The Engelhard Project: Healthy Learning, Healthy Living

The Engelhard Project celebrates its 12th anniversary as one of Georgetown’s hallmarks of undergraduate education. Launched by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship in 2005, it has helped students “create meaningful connections” between their intellectual pursuits and personal experiences and “infuse wellness” into their curriculums. “The project[Read More…]

JOHN MAIN MEDITATION CENTER

Teaching people how to integrate the practice of meditation into their daily routines remains the primary purpose of the JMC nonprofit organization, twelve years after its launch.

Meditation and Reflection at the John Main Center

For many Georgetown students, busy schedules and marked-up planners are the norm. With such a fast-paced college culture, multitasking has become a necessity. Such a strong emphasis on activity leaves little room for contemplation. The John Main Center for Meditation and Interreligious Dialogue, however, provides a space for reflection. Aiming[Read More…]

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As Georgetown’s first online peer-to-peer support platform, Project Lighthouse aims to show stressed college students that any problem is worth talking about, regardless of what others may think. A year from its official launch in April 2016, the program has already supported more than 200 students in the Georgetown community.

Project Lighthouse: Peers Helping Peers

Georgetown’s first online peer-to-peer support service, Project Lighthouse has grown since it was founded last April. Created in partnership with Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Health Education Services and the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Health, the initiative for the program was announced in January 2016. Director[Read More…]

JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA

Georgetown’s interest in the well-being and safety of its students has come to pervade every corner of campus — even the bathrooms. The Stall Seat Journal, a monthly newsletter featured in bathroom stalls across campus, has been an integral part of the social norms campaign at Georgetown since it was founded in 2006.

Stalling Unhealthy Habits from the Bathroom Stall

The university’s focus on the health and safety of students has become so widely promoted that the topic has carried over to the unlikeliest of places: the bathroom stall. Since 2006, as part of the social norms campaign at Georgetown University, the Stall Seat Journal initiative has increased dialogue about[Read More…]

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Healthy Dining Hall Hacks at Leo’s

Georgetown students are always on the go, so quick meals are a must. Choosing the most convenient food option, however, is not always the healthiest. Eating clean in college can still be tasty, though — all you need are a few tricks. Here are a few hacks for eating healthy[Read More…]

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Despite common student perceptions, there have been significant improvements in campus health and wellness. Collaborations between the Georgetown University Student Association, Health Education Services and the Student Health Center, among others, have led to increased awareness and engagement.

Campus Health: Where Are We Now?

When reflecting on student wellness on campus, it is easy to sensationalize and laser focus on extreme examples of poor health. With their risky behavior and lack of self-care, college students have a reputation for failing to live their best lives. However, with increased attention from health care institutions and[Read More…]

Dining out for the Healthy Student

Dining out for the Healthy Student

Protein Bar | 925 17th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006 Protein Bar is dedicated to providing healthy, delicious food in an upbeat, modern environment — all within the span of a few minutes. Although its food products are designed for maximum convenience, they remain packed with flavor and nutrients. The[Read More…]

Health and Wellness Issue

Health and Wellness Issue

Campus Health: Where Are We Now?  The Engelhard Project: Healthy Learning, Healthy Living Stalling Unhealthy Habits from the Bathroom Stall Project Lighthouse: Peers Helping Peers Curbing College Stress — How to Finesse Your Stress Meditation and Reflection at the John Main Center Campus Ministry on Spiritual Health Dining out for the[Read More…]

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On campus, when homesickness, social pressures and multiple assignments jeopardize students’ happiness, “mindfulness meditation” can restore a healthy balance.

Curbing College Stress

It is no secret that college is demanding. Homesickness, multiple assignments, work and social pressures make for an overbearing load. College students become extremely familiar with stress and its crippling effects. According to a study done by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 80 percent of college students frequently[Read More…]

GEORGETOWN CAMPUS MINISTRY

Dahlgren Chapel serves as a physical reminder for the Georgetown community of the Ignatian and Jesuit commitment to interreligious collaboration for spiritual harmony.

Campus Ministry On Spiritual Health

REV. BRYANT OSKVIG  “Spiritual well-being is the integration of experiences into a sense of self related to meaning and purpose in relation to others and the world. Our religious traditions give us a rich symbol system, a language and methods to examine and develop this integration. Such integration is not[Read More…]