Social Wellness

Social Wellness

The ability to build healthy relationships based on interdependence, trust and respect.

Resources

Campus Recreation Resources

  • Group Fitness Classes are a great opportunity to build up you on campus community while getting active. The more classes you try, the more friends you will meet. 
  • Intramural Sports offer more than 70 unique activities that are fun, inclusive and active sapces for students to engage and connect socially on campus. 
  • Sports Clubs are comprised of individuals who have a desire to compete or particpate in a sport throughout their college career, and exist to develop students' skills, dedication, and interest for specific sports. 

Social Wellness Events

  • Campus NightLife, in partnership with other University departments and organizations, funds free late night programs that builds diverse social relationships and student engagement while fostering campus wide inclusiveness. 
  • University Program Council  is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs to enhance the UNL community.

Social Wellness Organizations

  • Students are at the heart of everything ASUN Student Government  does. Whether it is through programs and services to enrich your time on campus, opportunities to grow as leaders and leave an impact on others or as a way for you to have your voice heard, everything ASUN does is for the betterment of our students.
  • As a member of the Nebraska Greek community you’re making a lifelong investment in bettering yourself and those around you. As a Nebraska Greek, you’ll surround yourself with a collection of diverse students connected by their dedication to four pillars: scholarship, leadership, service and friendship.
  • Men @ Nebraska is a recognized student organization that works through the Women’s Center to expand the definitions of masculinity and explore the issues men experience at UNL and beyond. Open to people of all genders.  
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual/Aromantic and Ally/Advocate (LGBTQA+) Resource Center advances the mission of UNL by working collaboratively to provide education, resources, outreach and advocacy to help build and sustain a socially just campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expression.
  • Student Involvment provides developmental opportunities for everyone to engage in new experiences and communities. 
  • Recognized Student Organizations offer each student at Nebraska the opportunity to find their niche. Our robust list of 570+ student organizations includes international, political, cultural, religious, recreational, academic, social and special interest groups.

Places for Social Wellness

  • Research shows, living in University Housing you will earn better grades, get more involved in student organizations, have more interaction with faculty members, feel like a part of the campus community, and be more likely to graduate.
  • Nebraska Unions offer a vibrant environment for students, faculty, staff and guests to kick back, study, meet, and attend events.
  • The Women's Center is located on the third floor of the Nebraska Union, room 340.  There you will find a resource library, a meeting room for discussion groups, a welcoming space for conversations, studying, or just relaxing, and the working spaces of the Gender Programs' staff. 
  • The Center for Civic Engagement encourages students to connect curricular and co-curricular learning with opportunities to address critical human need through service, civic-related research and social change leadership.

Community Resources

  • The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau posts a calendar of events of musical artists in town, art exhibits, and other community events.

  • VolunteerLinc is Lincoln/Lancaster County’s network for local service. They provide a connection point for nonprofit organizations and volunteers to maximize the positive impact of local volunteerism.


Examples

  • Establish and maintain personal friendships
  • Community involvement
  • Attending social settings, i.e. festivals, neighborhood events
  • Group fitness classes
  • Hobby/activity organizations

Wellness Pulse Check:

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Are you engaged in the process of Social Wellness?

Evaluate your own social wellness with this brief quiz.

  • Do I plan time to be with my family and friends?
  • Do I enjoy the time I spend with others?
  • Are my relationships with others positive and rewarding?
  • Do I explore diversity by interacting with people of other cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs?
If you answered "No" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your social wellness.


Resources and reporting options for victims of sexual assault.

FIND YOUR RESOURCES

If you have experienced relationship violence or sexual assault, it’s not your fault and you are not alone. Help is available.