Office of Student Wellness and Well-being

 A series of pictures of students at OSWW events or with Students 4 Support

The Office of Student Wellness and Well-being aims to help you improve your quality of life while you’re at the College of Charleston. We’ll help you:

  • Realize your abilities. 
  • Strengthen your ability to cope with daily stress. 
  • Be more productive. 
  • Seek opportunities for play and enjoyment. 
  • Contribute to your community. 

We're here to provide you with the information you need to achieve your goals. We have the resources, tools and support to help you find complete wellness. Our goal is to help you thrive in every dimension of wellness. 

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Check out our instagram account for tips and upcoming events related to wellness. Follow @CofCStudentWellness for up to date information on all aspects of wellness.

Current College of Charleston Students check out our internal website for on campus information.  Just login with your CofC credentials!

Emotional Wellness 

The ability to cope effectively with life and build satisfying relationships with others. 

  • Students 4 Support: trained students providing emotional support to other peers 
  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO): self-help mental health toolbox 
  • Credible Mind: a large collection of wellness resources (video, podcasts, prints, etc, all vetted)
  • Counseling Center: our on campus therapists who are availability to help with distress, mental health treatment, and consultation.
  • Thriving Campus: an online directory of off-campus mental health resources in our community.

Social Wellness 

The sense of connectedness and belonging we create and maintain as we build a healthy support network.  

Physical Wellness 

Discover which healthy habits make you feel better and suit your lifestyle, level of mobility and fitness. Adopt healthy habits such as routine medical exams, immunizations, safety precautions, sexually transmitted infection screenings, adequate sleep, a balanced diet, regular exercise and more. Physical Wellness is also about avoiding or minimizing risky behaviors like using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Environmental Wellness 

Understand how your social, natural and built environments affect your health and well-being by being aware of how your actions affect the Earth. 

Financial Wellness 

Manage your resources and learn how to live within your means. Make informed financial decisions and investments, set realistic goals and prepare for short-term and long-term needs. Everyone's financial values, needs and circumstances are unique. 

Intellectual Wellness 

The ability to recognize your unique talents. To be creative and seek out ways to use your knowledge and skills. 

Spiritual Wellness 

To seek and have meaning and purpose in life. To participate in activities that are consistent with one's beliefs and values. A spiritually well person seeks harmony with the universe, expresses compassion towards others and practicies gratitude and self-reflection. 

Occupational Wellness

Preparing for and participating in work that provides personal satisfaction and life enrichment that is consistent with your values, goals and lifestyle. 


Students4Support: a group of trained volunteers who provide nationally recognized crisis response. 

Internship and Volunteer Program: College of Charleston students can volunteer or seek an internship with the Office of Student Wellness and Well-being in order to bridge their academic experience with professional opportunity. Interns will apply theory, knowledge and application from their programs (public health, psychology, marketing and communications) in a dynamic office setting while building their resume with real world experiences.

Do Not Cancel that Class: An opportuntity for faculty to bring the Office of Student Wellness and Well-being into the classroom to talk about topics of interest. We can provide an educational talk, training or facilitate a discussion. Submit your request here.

Lynn L. Moody Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative: Through the Lynn Moody Fund, the Office of Student Wellness and Well-being offersmental health and suicide prevention training year-round. Students learn how to identify mental health stress in others, learn how to initiate conversation and intervene, and help people develop the mindset to seek assistance.  Through this work, our students, faculty, and staff become better at rrecognizing severe emotional distress, suicidal signs and developing techniques to provide support to those who are struggling which in turn helps students reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and support classmates and friends in need.