The Evergreen State College: Psychosocial Well-Being Initiative Grant

Psychosocial Well-Being Initiative Grant

Our project set about to Dig Deepin three ways:
a) Create and establish a social capital network of cross divisional and interdisciplinary departments, programs and services (including students, staff and faculty) to promote and inform the campus of the purpose and long-term sustainability of the project;
b) Embrace a shared lexicon and messaging around well-being and flourishing campus-wide;
c) Create experiences and activities for students, beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, to provide them with a tangible understanding of how to thrive at Evergreen and promote models of individual and community practice of well-being.

  • “Establishing Roots: Building up Reserves”:Specific Orientation messaging about climate, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Vitamin D and maintaining well-being particularly during the dark fall and winter months;
  • “Playing atthe Top of Your Game: Work, Purpose, Challenge and Grit”:Showcase of good student academic and co-curricular work; and
  • “Give it Back and Pay it Forward”: Collective day of service.

Primary Investigators: Elizabeth McHugh, mchughe@evergreen.edu, and Nancy Murray, murrayn@evergreen.edu

Full Final Report
Final Report Supplement