Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual wellness is engaging in creative and mentally-stimulating activities, expanding your knowledge and imparting knowledge to others.

You can develop intellectual wellness through academic pursuits, but also through cultural, artistic or skill-based learning. 

How to support your intellectual wellness:

  • Listen to and consider the perspectives of others to improve critical thinking.
  • Attend conferences, talks and programs that increase your knowledge in various areas.
  • Seek opportunities to learn practical skills that you or a friend might need (e.g., drinking choices that minimize negative consequences; what to say if a friend discloses assault or abuse; and the best ways to intervene in problem situations.)
  • Participate in a new activity or group on campus to stay open-minded and expand your horizons.
  • Pursue off-campus opportunities to experience a new language or culture.

Wondering about your intellectual wellness? Take a self-assessment!

On-Campus Resources

Access these resources to connect with others who have different views, expand your knowledge and improve your academic or job performance:

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