Below is a list of links with information about various wellness resources for UT students. These resources address various aspects of wellness, including mental and physical health and alcohol/other drugs.
University of Tampa On-Campus Resources
- Campus Recreation
- Fitness and Recreation Center
- UT Counseling Center
- UT Religious and Spiritual Life
- UT Student Health Center
- UT Healthy Eating
- Spartan Slimdown Weight Loss Program
Tampa Community Resources
- Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Community Resource Guide (211)
- Meals Around Tampa Bay (Metropolitan Ministries)
- Mental Health Screening, Keyword "Tampa"
- BASICS Alcohol Screening- receive confidential immediate feedback on your alcohol/other drug use
- Wellness Self Assessment(select College Assessment)
- Problem Gambling Screening
Other Online Wellness Portals
Physical Health Resources
Nutrition and Exercise Resources
- 31 Stay Healthy Tips for Women
- Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness
- A Budget-Friendly Guide to Eating Seasonally and Locally
Body Image/ Eating Disorder Resources
- Over-exercising and Eating/Exercising Habits
- Helping a Friend with Eating and Body Image Issues and What to Say
Sexual Health/Safety Resources
- Roofie Blockers
- Sexual Health and Intimacy
- STDs in College: Common Infections and How to Prevent Them
- STDs, STIs, and Staying Safe During Intimacy
Mental and Emotional Health Resources
- VAR: An Active Minds Guide for Everyday Challenges
- Staying Engaged with Mental Health: A Student Toolkit
- ULifeline: Mental Health Resources for College Students
Stress Management Resources
- A Student's Guide to Managing Stress
- Mental Health Resources
- Mental Health in College (A Student's Guide to Recognizing Disorders, Seeking Help, and Promoting Wellness)
- Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College
- Dealing with College Stress
We understand that the COVID-19 situation may be creating a sense of panic, anxiety, and unease. We encourage you to practice mindfulness, the act of being engaged and aware of the present moment, to keep you anchored in the present, while your mind may be wandering into the past or into the future. There are several ways to creatively practice mindfulness. Here are a few:
- Meditation via the app Headspace, Calm or Insight Timer.
- Utilizing your spiritual connection to stay grounded and spiritually fit.
- Intentional, mindful movement (yoga, running, walking, weightlifting, etc.)
- UT’s Ajivar App for resiliency, mindfulness, meditation and emotional intelligence (see below)
Ajivar is here! FREE for all UT students and staff and available 24/7.
- Ajivar can help you improve your emotional intelligence, resiliency and mental health.
- Ajivar Real YOU Community will connect you with instant peer-to-peer support. It is a safe place where you can talk anonymously about anything judgment free. “You are stressed about a class, COVID is impacting your health, your boyfriend broke up with you, your mom is annoying…whatever the topic.”
You are not alone - talk with the Ajivar or talk with your peers on Real YOU! Ajivar also provides Ooz challenges, personalized meditations and journaling.
- Download the app on Google Play or the App Store.
- Click on the “Create new account” button of the app.
- Enter your UT email address and choose a password.
- Enter the organization code provided to you by The University of Tampa.
If you have any questions about the Ajivar app, please contact the Wellness Center at email@example.com.
Grief and Loss Resources
Mental Health/Well-Being Apps
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
On-Campus Tobacco Cessation
Ready to quit tobacco/e-cigarettes? We are here to help. Virtual cessation is available. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-Campus AA Meetings
On-Campus Alcohol Anonymous (AA) Meetings are hosted by the UT 717 Group. Meetings are held every Friday at 7:17 p.m. on Zoom. For event information, please contact the Wellness Center at email@example.com.
Alcohol and Other Drug Resources
- 10 Medications You Shouldn't Mix with Alcohol
- Alcohol Awareness for College Students
- College Student's Guide to Avoiding Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Healthline Smoking Effects
- Substance Abuse in College
- The Harms of Excessive Drinking
- Tobacco-Free Florida
- DUI Prevention for College Students
University of Tampa Recovery Community (UTRC)
The University of Tampa (UT) Collegiate Recovery Community (UTRC) is a part of Live Well UT through Wellness Services located on the second floor of the Dickey Health and Wellness Center. This is a new program that started in the fall of 2016 and is slowly evolving. University of Tampa Recovery Community is a safe space for UT students struggling with addiction and substance abuse to come together and support each other. The primary purpose is to support recovering students by sharing the goals of providing support, preventing relapse, and promoting academic performance. Students can engage with and seek support from students who are also in recovery as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on the UT campus. Students can utilize the second floor of the Wellness Center as needed, which consists of meeting space, student computers, and breakroom area. Space is reserved on campus for weekly meetings. We do not currently offer dedicated housing through the UTRC but work closely with students, residence life staff and community partners to establish the best living arrangements possible for interested students. The advisor of this organization is Gina Firth, associate dean of wellness.
Virtual Recovery/Addiction Resources and Meetings
- Online resource list on virtual recovery meetings (national or CRC level), social events, and staff support events.
- Group on GroupMe for all students in recovery. This GroupMe group’s purpose is to connect students in recovery across the nation during a time of social distancing. Students in this group can use this group to connect, share information about virtual events and webinars, and more on a mass level. Join the GroupMe chat.
- Recovery Pen Pal program. Students will complete a survey, and ARHE interns and staff will match students based on their preferences and interests. Students will have the option to send snail mail, use video platforms, or email/call. Anyone interested in participating can fill out the survey for the PenPal Program.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Eating Disorders Anonymous
- Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
- Codependency Anonymous
- Sex Addicts Anonymous
Addiction Resource Information
- Alcohol Help
- Alcohol Rehab Help
- Guide to Low Cost or Free Drug Rehab Options
- org Recovery Resource
- How to Be an Ally to College Students in Recovery
- Online Recovery Yoga Classes
- Opioid Addiction
- Opioid Help
- Phone Addiction: Take Control
- Psychology Today Therapist Locator
- Recovery Directory
- Recovery Resource
- Start Your Recovery
- SAMHSA Treatment Locator
- Texas Tech University CCRC Virtual 12-Step Meetings
- Treatment and Recovery Resources for Veterans
- The Phoenix
Addiction/Recovery Video Resources
- Finding Sobriety on a Mountaintop (TED Talk)
- Transcending Addiction and Redefining Recovery (TED Talk)
- Problem Gambling Screening
- Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc. Problem Gambling Information
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is committed to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling. The FCCG provides referral services and supports residents in need of assistance with a gambling addiction, as well as to professionals and others servicing this population.
FCCG provides problem gambling information for college students and loved ones.
Please call (888) ADMIT-IT or text (321) 978-0555 for assistance.