Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Furman University Wellness Program is to provide environmental, social, and individual support to encourage the Furman community to engage in healthy lifestyles that promote optimal well-being.
Spiritual: Spiritual wellness is the development of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that help provide meaning and purpose to life. Defining the ethics and morals that guide us and finding harmony with all humanity enhances spiritual wellness.
Environmental:Environmental wellness is defined by the livability of our surroundings. Maintaining a safe environment and society supports health and contributes to environmental wellness.
Financial: Financial wellness is the ability to manage finances to achieve goals and gain peace of mind. Financial wellness is improved by learning to budget for the present, future, and unforeseen challenges.
Occupational: Occupational wellness is the ability to perform one’s job skillfully and effectively under conditions that provide personal and team fulfillment. Finding satisfaction and a sense of contribution and enrichment from one’s career and professional relationships is an integral component of occupational wellness.
Physical: Physical wellness includes good physical fitness and confidence in personal ability to take care of health problems. Possessing adequate strength, endurance, and mobility to participate and fulfill occupational efforts, recreational pursuits, and family obligations is a key aspect of physical wellness.
Social: Social wellness is the development and maintenance of satisfying, supportive, and positive relationships. The ability to relate well to and respect others within the family, at work, and in the community is integral to social wellness.
Intellectual: Intellectual wellness is about being open to new concepts, ideas, perspectives, and cultures. Seeking out new and diverse experiences and challenges helps breed an active mind and is important for intellectual wellness.
Emotional: Emotional wellness is the ability to understand and accept one’s feelings as well as being able to express them appropriately. This includes monitoring feelings and reactions, accepting their limitations and adjusting to obstacles to emotional stability.
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Wellness Committee Members
- Christina Alsip – Center for Academic Success
- Kristin Austin – Human Resources
- Laura Bain – Sustainability
- Sharen Beaulieu – Human Resources
- Kimberly Blythe – Enrollment Services
- Loretta Crowley – Health Education
- Kelly Frazier – Health Sciences
- Jason Hayden – Psychology
- Kristen Johnston – Sociology
- Jane McBride – Alumni and Parent Engagement
- Scott Murr – Health Sciences
- Kim Rhodes – Accounts Payable