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Salisbury University's Student Wellness Program

Social/Interpersonal Wellness

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Social/Interpersonal Wellness refers to the daily interactions you have with others, their quailty, and personal social skills. This dimension of wellness also addresses the human desire for a sense of belonging and community contribution.

Social/Interpersonal wellness…

  • is achieved when you are actively participating in your environment to the best of your abilities.
  • involves a comprehensive understanding of your specific role in society and how the positive contributions you make ultimately affect all beings.
  • is an awareness of the communicative and energetic symbiosis/exchange which must occur between you, others, your community, and nature in order to feel socially well.
  • relies heavily upon self-image and self-imposed limitations.
  • is having the courage and confidence to eminate all you stand for.

 Tips for improving Social/Interpersonal Wellness

  • Recognize the personal power you contain, release fear.
  • Check out volunteer opportunities in your community- if you feel particulary lacking in this aspect of health, make it a point to push yourself! College is the ideal place to experiment with this.
  • If you feel you are lacking in casual social interaction, make it a point to stay open all day. College is bustling with people, all you must do to have a meaningful interaction is produce and direct enough energy out of you via words and body language to make the communication real and intentional; shallow communication will leave you unfullfilled, whereas even the smallest meaningful conversation can impact your entire day.
  • Attend a SOAP or other campus event and make more friends!
  • Take time to listen to your friends – helping others can make you feel better! Thoughtful listening can help you to open up.
  • Make Salisbury your home. Settle in. Treat the town like your hometown, because for the time being, it is! Explore and absorb all of the wonderful things the Bury has to offer. Go outside of Rt. 13.

Resources:

  • OSAOL- Office of Student Activities, Organizations, and Leadership- The Office of Student Activities, Organizations and Leadership (OSAOL) advances the mission of Salisbury University and the division of Student Affairs by providing meaningful opportunities for involvement in campus and community life.

  • Appropriations- The board serves as a guarantor for Registered Student Organizations accounts, as well as resource for organizations seeking funding support of programs and/or events that contribute to student development and the spirit of community at Salisbury University.

  • Saferide- Saferide is a student run organization that works to promote safe travel for SU students and to eliminate tragedy that can often be associated with seeking unsafe means of getting home.

  • S.O.A.P.- A student run organization that provides the campus with FREE entertainment such as, movies, concerts, comedians, giveaway days, and much more

  • Student Government Association- SGA embodies the motto of "Live Learn Lead," and selflessly serves our students.

  • The Flyer- Salisbury University's Student Voice

  • WXSU- Keep it locked with WXSU, Commercial free student run radio! Student run, student loved.

  • Greek Life- Salisbury University fraternities and sororities, rich in history and tradition, are dedicated to the betterment of all who come in contact with us, and will strive for excellence in all aspects of fraternal life.

  • Volunteer Center- At the SU Volunteer Center, students can become involved with volunteer opportunities and community groups may request help from registered student volunteers.

  • GUC Information Desk- The Information Desk offers a multitude of services to meet the needs of the SU campus. The info desk offers movie tickets to the SU community at a discounted rate to be used at Regal Salisbury Stadium 16.

Local Resources:

  • 3rd Friday - Each 3rd Friday of every month, Downtown Salisbury hosts an event in the Plaza. Features live music and local artists, crafters, and vendors lining the street.

  • Salisbury Festival- Celebrate spring in our community by taking part in a three day festival filled with entertainment provided by local musicians, great food, shopping, games and activities for children of all ages, carnival rides, and so much more.

  • SU Downtown Trolley- The trolley is scheduled to run from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays during the academic year. On-campus pickup and drop-off combined with the $1 fare encourages more students to visit Salisbury’s downtown restaurants and shops.

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