Well-being

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At Mason, we believe that “we thrive together” - shared success is one of our core values. Our goal is to become a model well-being university at which students, faculty, and staff build a life of vitality, purpose, and resilience.

George Mason University will host Spring into Well-Being (SIWB) this year from Wednesday, March 20 to Friday, April 19. SIWB is an annual event that celebrates the Mason community’s commitment to well-being. Its purpose is to inform and motivate our community to participate in Mason’s well-being university events that promote vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement. During #SIWB2019, Mason students and employees can thrive together in ways that strengthen their well-being for the entire year.

How can I or my unit or group get involved?

You can highlight an event you’ve already planned that will take place during the Spring into Well-Being time frame, and email your event information in advance to whopler@gmu.edu and lforres1@gmu.edu. Please include these details in your email:

  • Event title
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Brief description
  • Link that readers can use for more information and/or to register

Events will be posted as soon as possible at https://wellbeing.gmu.edu/events and promoted by a variety of Mason departments during #SIWB2019.

Mason’s six dimensions of well-being
(adapted from Gallup’s model of well-being):

  1. Community – feeling safe on campus and having pride in your communities
  2. Financial – managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
  3. Physical – having good physical health and enough energy to get things done daily
  4. Psychological – having vitality/good psychological health and the resiliency to deal with adversity
  5. Purpose/Career – finding meaning in what you do at Mason each day and motivations to achieve your goals; setting goals and working toward successful completion
  6. Social – having supportive relationships and high-quality social connections
Community Well-Being
Financial Well-Being
Physical Well-Being
Psychological Well-Being
Purpose-Career Well-Being
Social Well-Being

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Mason's Resilience Badging Challenge is a five-week blended workshop (combination of online and in-person sessions) where students will acquire and demonstrate new skills in a fun and engaging way.  Apply today!  Seats are limited.

Contact Us

We love to hear from you!

Lewis E. Forrest, II
Associate Dean, University Life
lforres1@gmu.edu