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.