Live Well UT is a group of students and staff whose mission is to provide a forum for wellness initiatives to increase healthy behaviors for the UT community.
The committee has adopted several goals for the coming year to continue to advance wellness initiatives. These include:
- Conducting regular assessments of student health and using data-driven interventions to address campus health problems
- Generating a "Wellness Report" each spring that summarizes what the committee has done during the year and gives an assessment of wellness on campus
- Increasing student membership in the committee to about 50 percent students
- Developing a five-year plan for implementing further health initiative on campus
- Planning and implementing monthly wellness events to address stress management and reduction, smoking cessation, building and maintaining healthy relationships, alcohol addiction, and other mental health concerns.
Live Well UT welcomes any students, faculty and staff looking to help make a difference on campus. Current or future professionals in a health-related field are especially encouraged to join. Email Addie Carothers for more information.
Live Well UT Initiatives
Active Minds – This group works to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses, educates students on mental health issues and advocates to reduce related stigma.
Better Together – This student group's mission is to promote understanding and respect for diverse spiritual and nonspiritual beliefs by means of dialogue, education, advocacy and service.
Breathe Easy UT – This organization provides education on tobacco cessation opportunities, smoking policy education and is working towards establishing Breathe Easy Zones or designated smoking areas on campus which provide for most of campus to be smoke free. Find out more about UT's smoking policy: Smoking Policy (PDF); one-on-one appointments are available with a tobacco cessation specialist.
DisJointed – This student-driven initiative educates UT on the legal and health effects of marijuana use.
FOODS – Focusing On Optimal Dietetics for Students (FOODS) is designed for students by students to generate an awareness of the impact of food on overall health.
Mirror Image – Mirror image seeks to empower UT students to maintain positive body esteem based on recognition of what they can and cannot control in regard to size and shape.
Rx Factor – This is a prescription drug abuse awareness, safety and education program.
Red Flag Campaign – Red Flag provides healthy relationship education for students, promoting a by-stander intervention model: If you see a red flag, say something.
SASS (Safe and Sexy Spartans) – SASS focuses on assessing current student knowledge and needs and providing accurate and appropriate information relating to contraceptive use, sexually transmitted infections and social norms.
SEAC (Student Environmental Action Coalition) - SEAC aims to take action on and off campus in improving our community's impact on
the environment. Through this process our members gain hands-on experience with
making change, working with local businesses and networking with other
Watch Your BAC – Watch Your BAC provides an alcohol abuse reduction program focusing on educating students on blood alcohol concentration, correct drink equivalent education and moderation techniques.
Balance UT: Mind Body Spirit (formerly Yoga and Meditation) – Yoga and meditation classes aimed to support the holistic health and wellness of the students at The University of Tampa.
Stress Management Programs:
Yoga class at McNiff Fitness Center – Group fitness schedule
Meditation classes - Fall Schedule 2015 (coming soon)
For updates: www.ut.edu/spiritual