Wellness is not merely the absence of illness or distress- it is a lifelong process of making decisions to live a more balanced and meaningful life. As students work towards their personal wellness, SOS encourages using the Well-being Wheel. The Well-being Wheel is a tool that illustrates a wellness model with eight dimensions that can help students survey what impacts their overall wellness. All of these dimensions are interconnected and important to a well-rounded and balanced life.
The University of La Verne cares about the well-being and success of our students. The university offers numerous resources on-campus to assist students throughout the college experience. Below you will find university resources categorized using the Well-being Wheel dimensions.
Should students need assistance connecting with the resources below, they are encouraged to contact Student Outreach and Support.
Spiritual well-being consists of taking time to stop doing and start being. If you are unsure what your spiritual life entails, that is okay! College is a great time to reflect on what it means to be spiritual.
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life sponsors programs that engage aspects of religion, spirituality, interfaith cooperation, ethics and meaning, and encourages people to explore and deepen their own spirituality. Additionally, students are able to meet individually with the University Chaplain for spiritual support.
The Office of Religious hosts Grief Circles which is a supportive environment where students can learn about grief, learn from others who are experiencing grief, and- if you choose- share about your own. Grief comes from many aspects of life- loss of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, a major transition, or a difficult life event. If you are experiencing grief or if you would like to learn more about grief and how to navigate loss, please consider attending. Students can find additional information on Campus Labs. Students can find additional information on Campus Labs.
Emotional well-being includes your thoughts, emotions, and the ability to deal with life’s challenges.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS offers individual therapy and appointments with a psychiatrist via telepsychology (video or phone sessions) to all currently enrolled ULV students residing in California. Their mission is to educate and to promote personal growth and psychological well-being for students at the university. Students who are seeking clinical services should contact CAPS to schedule an appointment.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life & CAPS co-host Grief Circles which is a supportive environment where students can learn about grief, learn from others who are experiencing grief, and- if you choose- share about your own. Grief comes from many aspects of life- loss of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, a major transition, or a difficult life event. If you are experiencing grief or if you would like to learn more about grief and how to navigate loss, please consider attending. Students can find additional information on Campus Labs.
Student Outreach and Support (SOS)
During a students college experience, it is common that they may experience challenging times (i.e. transitioning to college, mental health challenges, academic difficulties, etc.). SOS works to support students who are experiencing a difficult time and/or are in distress. SOS provides support and resources through the CARE Network, case management support, and the Behavioral Intervention Team. If a student is in need of support and resources or is concerned for the well-being of a peer, they should contact SOS.
SOS also hosts workshops for students to learn more about maintaining overall wellness. Student can find additional information on Campus Labs.
Financial well-being is living within your means and learning to manage your finances for the short- and long-term.
Student Emergency Fund
Undergraduate, graduate and adult learners at the university may apply for limited emergency financial grants from the ULV Student Emergency Fund when urgent and emergency situations put their continued education at risk. Awards through the ULV Student Emergency Fund are awarded when funding is available. For additional information regarding eligibility and applying for the grant, students should review the Student Emergency Fund page.
Community well-being consists of building healthy, supportive, and nurturing relationships.
Student Engagement and Leadership (Leos Unite)
The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership is a great place to begin exploring involvement to help students maximize their experience at ULV through organizations, experience, and programming. Their mission is to develop opportunities for all students by facilitating student learning and creating a sense of belonging. They provide resources for students to transition and acclimate to the La Verne community. These resources include student organizations, Greek life, Associated Students of the University of La Verne (ASULV), and Campus Activities Board (CAB), Orientation Week Leaders.
Another resource offered by this office is Leos Unite which pairs students based on their interests to assist with building connections with peers. Pairs can then decide to hang out in person or virtually, study or work out together, grab a coffee or dinner, etc. Students who are interested in learning more should contact Student Engagement and Leadership.
Physical well-being includes listening to and taking care of your body.
The Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research
The Lewis Center provides resources for physical, emotional, and mental well-being for students, faculty, and staff at the University of La Verne and its surrounding region. The Lewis Center provides:
- Wellness programming in areas including mindfulness, managing stress, sleep, hygiene, nutrition and sexual health;
- A fitness center, including indoor and outdoor fitness areas, studios for movement classes, and locker rooms with showers;
- Spaces for students, faculty, and staff to gather and collaborate on issues of well-being;
- Online resources for the ULV community, including regional and online campuses;
- Teaching and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty to advance knowledge about the field of well-being.
The Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being & Research and CAPS co-host Minds Matter Workshops to share information on various mental health topics. Students can find additional information on Camps Labs.
Student Health Services
Health and wellness is important for academic success at the University of La Verne. All full-time, traditional aged undergraduates (12 or more credit hours per semester) and graduate international students (3 or more credit hours) are automatically enrolled in our University Student Medical Insurance plan. All others taking a minimum of 6 units on our main campus are eligible to opt in as well. The Student Health Center is staffed by medical providers who provide services for acute and chronic medical concerns. In addition, they have an on site pharmacy that meets the needs of most students. The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm during the traditional academic school year. All appointments are free of charge for students with our insurance plan. Students in need of an appointment should call (909) 448-4619.
Leo Food Pantry
Food Voucher Program
The Food Voucher Program is funded by a collaboration between the University and Bon Appetit. A voucher allows a student to get a meal at The Spot (or a Late Night Swipe at Barbara’s Place). Students who are in need of a hot meal, should contact a CARE Network member to be assigned a voucher.
Value Meals at Barbara’s Place
Barbara’s Place offers value meals to assist students who are experiencing financial challenges or food insecurity. These value meals will allow students to have access to an affordable, fresh meal.
Occupational well-being is finding purpose and success in your career. Right now, your “career” is being a college student!
Academic Success Center (ASC)
The ASC is part of Libraries & Learning Commons located in Wilson Library. Services include consultations with an ASC staff member (tutoring), academic coaching, classroom support, 24/7 tutoring via Blackboard, faculty/staff support, workshops for the campus community, the development of student resources, and placement testing services. Students who are struggling with academics, time management, studying, and organization should book an appointment with the ASC.
Accessibility Services works to ensure access for all students with disabilities to all academic programs and university resources. Types of disabilities include medical, physical, psychological, attention-deficit, and/or learning disabilities, and reasonable accommodations are provided to minimize the effects of a student’s disability and to maximize their potential for success. Students who are interested in learning more/are interested in applying for accommodations, should contact Accessibility Services.
The Career Center at the University of La Verne empowers students and alumni to develop a lifelong competitive and applicable skill set for an ever-changing global market through Career Readiness, a robust set of digital resources, tools, career assessments, and programming. The Career Center supports students and recent alumni in all stages of the career development process, specializing in helping students identify passions, interests and unique skill sets to apply to their professional pathways while providing industry recruitment opportunities for jobs and internships.
Social Justice Awareness & Action Form
The Social Justice Incident Report Form is available to any University of La Verne community member wishing to report an incident of social injustice or discrimination (these may be acts that promote hate, fear, intimidation, unfair treatment, or oppression against an individual or a group). The incident may be a non-emergency or emergency incident that was reported to an agency (e.g. 911, La Verne Police Department, or University of La Verne Campus Safety Office).