At CMU, health is ...
making and keeping well-being appointments.
At CMU, well-being is ...
laughing over laundry.
At CMU, health is ...
sharing a good meal with friends.
Community Health & Well-Being
Carnegie Mellon supports the National Institute for Health’s definition of wellness as "an active process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward, a healthy and fulfilling life." But what does that mean? It means a lot of things.
A healthy and fulfilling life can me achieved in countless ways. Being active and aware in our well-being journeys can also be achieved in countless ways. And, these things will take shape for each of us in unique ways.
Community health and well-being can look like building healthy relationships, joining a student organization or cause that you care about, exploring what spirituality means to you, scheduling a routine medical appointment, learning how to manage a budget, shopping at The CMU Pantry, going to a GroupX class with some friends, falling asleep to a Headspace bedtime story, having a therapist that you see sometimes or on a regular basis, or discovering new recipes and foods to nourish your body.
At Carnegie Mellon, health and well-being is all of that and so much more. This website is a collection of the many well-being resources offered at CMU. It's a space for you to explore the various components of well-being and the opportunity for you to make any and all of it a part of your well-being journey.
Community Health & Well-Being at CMU
At CMU, community health and well-being — as both a value and department — is a fundamental priority for all of us as individuals and collectively as a community.
This video highlights health and well-being at Carnegie Mellon through its people, specifically the Community Health and Well-Being team, its partners and initiatives.
Here's a snapshot of campus well-being, by the numbers.
We can always do better, starting with inclusive care.
Supporting Our Trans Students
LGBTQIA+ students can receive competent general and specialized medical care at CMU.
Equity, Inclusion in Mental Health
Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) intentionally works toward the undoing of white supremacist ideology in our clinical work by actively engaging in socially-just, anti-racist practice.
CMU Students Emphasize Holistic Wellness
What did it mean for students to be "well" at CMU prior to the pandemic?
Gabriele Maier, Dietrich professor of modern languages, and talented College of Fine Arts alumna, Cory Hickoff, spent the fall semester of 2019 conducting 37 interviews with students from all over campus defining wellness at CMU. Hickoff transformed their wellness struggles and successes into whimsical cartoons. Explore the project: How Well? A journey of wellness across Carnegie Mellon University.