Social Wellness

When you are socially well, you are comfortable interacting and engaging with others, and feel valued as a member of your social circle.

A socially well person cultivates effective and interdependent relationships: interacting effectively with other people, and engaging in mutually enjoyable and caring activities and behaviors.  These relationships seek to understand and respect different cultural backgrounds and how they affect worldviews and social interactions.  Engaging in sexual relationships that are consistent with your values and minimizing unwanted consequences through effective communication and protection is characteristic of a socially well individual.  Additionally, acknowledging and valuing your own and others' strengths and talents, and avoiding assumptions and judgments, is vital to social wellness.

In the News

Health Benefits of Video Games (Wall Street Journal Health Blog)

How Serious a Party Foul is Double Dipping? (Wall Street Journal Health Blog)

The (Partial) Cost of Underage Drinking (Wall Street Journal Health Blog)

Is Facebook Good or Bad for Your Health? (London Evening Standard)


On Campus Resources


Student Organizations


Related Academic Departments/Research


National Resources

Emily Post's Etiquette

Netiquette (Internet and Online Etiquette)


NetWorking Monkey, Chicago Business Networking Events

Chicago Reader

TimeOut Chicago