Student Wellness

USD and Student Wellness place great importance on providing students with the programs, experiences and support services necessary to help them maximize their educational experience, and to challenge them to develop knowledge, values and skills to enrich their lives. 

C.A.R.E., Campus Recreation, the Counseling Center, the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion,  the Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center, the Student Health Center, and the Women's Commons seek to support student academic success and personal development by providing a comprehensive and integrated range of wellness programs, experiences and services.

Together these units strive to provide culturally congruent and effective services aimed at:

  • Supporting the mission of the university by preventing and/or ameliorating medical, psychological and lifestyle barriers to learning, and by providing individualized assistance to students in need.
  • Fostering a campus community that is healthy and congruent with the university's mission of holistic student development.
  • Promoting within students a sense of caring about the well-being of fellow students and for the university community as a whole.

If you or someone you care about is in need of assistance, or could benefit from our services, please review Wellness Programs and Services to get more information on how to access care, schedule an appointment online, or call us to discuss your concerns.  All of the wellness services are available to enrolled USD students free of charge and are confidential.