Living well involves paying attention to all aspects of wellness including your purpose, financial, social and community wellbeing. Each element impacts your overall health and wellness.
Social and Community
Social and community wellbeing is about having positive interactions with and enjoying being with others. A strong social network and sense of community can create a good mood and enhance self-esteem.
Improve Your Social and Community Wellbeing
- Communicate effectively
- Have meaningful relationships
- Respect yourself and others
- Create a support system
NC State is a caring community because of the efforts made by faculty, staff and students to seek help for themselves and to offer support to others.
Tips for Maintaining a Caring Community
Offered through Student Health Services
Dispose your expired and unused medications in MedSafe. Drop your medication into the Medsafe located just outside of the Student Health Services Pharmacy.
Acceptable for disposal:
- Pills, Tablets and Capsules.
- Ointments, Creams and Lotions.
- Inhalers and Nebulizer Solutions.
- Liquid Medicines containing no more than four (4) ounces.
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At NC State, experience is education. Students will learn the skills of their field in classrooms, labs, internships and co-ops, but they will develop talents, passions and lifelong bonds as part of the Wolfpack community.
Be a Member of the Pack
The Staff Senate is an advisory body to the Chancellor that meets the first Wednesday of each month. In fulfilling this role, the Senate:
- Encourages a sense of community among all university employees
- Assists in the communication of issues and activities affecting staff members; promotes and facilitates staff participation in the university community
The Faculty Senate is a body of representatives from each college, school and other constituencies of the University. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. In fulfilling this role, the Faculty Senate:
- Discusses with or provides information to any administrator with authority and responsibility for a decision
- Recommends policies to any administrator who is authorized to make a decision
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience for faculty, staff and students. One way this is done is through the community centers. The community centers on campus provide a safe space to hang out, meet with friends and study, as well as connect with professional staff in the centers. The centers also sponsor a wide range of programs for all students. The campus centers are for everyone — they are inclusive spaces, places for everyone to enjoy, learn and grow.
NC State Office of Sustainability
The concept of sustainability centers on a balance of society, economy and environment for current and future health. Responsible resource management in all three areas ensures that future generations will have the resources they need to survive and thrive. NC State concentrates its sustainability focus in the following areas:
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education provides a no-cost service to all students, parents of students, staff, alumni and faculty.
- Presentations and trainings
- Group meetings
- Student Group leadership trainings and discussions
- Event planning for risk management and problem prevention
- One-on-one conversations
Wood Wellness Village
The Wood Wellness Village, located within Wood Hall, is an exciting residential Living and Learning Village open to all students committed to living a balanced life. This includes quality sleep, healthy relationships, service learning, balanced diet, regular exercise, awareness of environmental impacts and much more. Apply to the Wood Wellness Village in MyPack Portal after submitting a Housing Application.
Additional Online Resources
Living well involves being mindful of your purpose, finances, interpersonal relationships, and community involvement.
Purpose wellbeing involves regularly engaging in meaningful and satisfying work that aligns with personal values and goals. Research indicates that having a satisfying work-life has a positive impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.
Tips for Enhancing purpose Wellbeing
- Find a job or major you enjoy
- Maintain a healthy work-life balance
- Students visit the Career Development Center to find a career that is right for you
- Faculty and staff visit the Learning & Organizational Development Center
- Find a career that is right for you
Providing quality and timely advising services to undergraduate students to facilitate major selection, career awareness, academic success and personal enrichment.
The Career Development Center can help you choose an academic major or career, create a strong resume, conduct an effective job search, prepare for job interviews and take advantage of NC State resources in contacting and meeting potential employers.
Learning & Organizational Development (L&OD) builds the knowledge, skills and abilities of NC State’s workforce by helping them develop and achieve their potential so that the organizations they work for can succeed and grow. L&OD fosters a learning culture where employees are engaged in continuous learning. They facilitate this learning by delivering talent and organizational development strategies and services focused on motivating, engaging and educating a committed and high performing workforce.
Financial wellbeing encourages awareness of current financial position and using that information to create and maintain budgeting strategies that allow you to spend and save wisely.
Manage Your Financial Wellbeing
- Assess your spending habits
- Develop a budget
- Set short and long-term financial goals
- Put financial goals into action
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Financial Aid includes scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment. Financial Aid funds may come from federal, state, institutional and private sources. There are two basic types of Financial Aid:
- Gift funds (money that does not need to be repaid)
- Self-help funds (money that is borrowed and must be repaid, or earned while enrolled).
Faculty and Staff can speak by phone with Certified Public Accountants and Certified Financial Planners on a wide range of financial issues including:
- Getting out of debt
- Credit card or loan problems
- Tax questions
- Retirement planning
- Estate planning
- Saving for college