NYU's approach to the health of our students is one of “wellness”: supporting students in all aspects of their lives in order to enable them to achieve success. A comprehensive set of services and resources -- including the Wellness Exchange, LiveWellNYU, and the Student Health Center -- exist to address the full spectrum of students’ health and wellness needs. Resources and guidance are available to help faculty respond in cases of student mental distress or to proactively reduce student health impediments to academic success.
With a focus on preventive health, LiveWellNYU is a university-wide initiative designed to engage and empower students in achieving their best possible health. LiveWellNYU provides tools and resources for individual students to maintain good health and promotes how faculty and staff; student leaders; parents; family; friends; and community partners can work together in a united and coordinated effort to improve the health and wellness of our students.
As a faculty member, you are uniquely positioned to influence and inspire each student with whom you interact; you also are uniquely positioned to connect with, communicate with, and observe students and notice emerging difficulties. The healthier your students are, the better prepared they will be to succeed in NYU’s rigorous academic environment. Students may never interact with health professionals during their academic experience, but they will always be exposed to and interact with faculty. This website is intended to be a resource containing suggestions for what you can do to support the overall wellness of your students.