The lobby of the Health Services Building

The Division of Student Life strives to foster a diverse, inclusive, and just environment where each student explores meaning and purpose, experiences belonging and support, and embraces personal responsibility. We value each person and insist on providing a holistic experience where students can thrive and community can flourish in the spirit of St. Augustine and our Catholic heritage.

The Office of Health Promotion facilitates programming, resources and services that support personal and community well-being; promotes a campus environment that supports students’ ability to thrive, matter and succeed; and empowers students to create positive and healthy change in their own lives and in the community. We recognize that students are not all the same and seek to amplify student voices to ensure that we address the ever-changing needs for student well-being.



Logo representing the six dimensions of health



The Office of Health Promotion is a resource and referral hub for information on topics stretching the six dimensions of health and well-being: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, Emotional, and Spiritual.

Health Promotion staff members consult with students on the latest information on college health and well-being, and develop programs and educational opportunities for students. POWER members are trained to provide peer-to-peer programs on alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, sexual health, nutrition, and fitness.

The Office of Health Promotion works closely with the University Counseling Center and Student Health Center to ensure students are aware of the resources and services available to them as members of the Villanova community.
















Thrive 365

Take advantage of the THRIVE 365 portal
as a way to engage with the Office of Health Promotion.

Through THRIVE 365, you can engage with a page that adapts and customizes to your personal and academic goals and interests...365 days a year! By engaging in programs, events and initiatives that focus on the whole person on topics ranging from fitness and sleep to stress management and nutrition, students can enter monthly and semesterly raffles for prizes and swag!




Learn more about Villanova services designed to help you thrive in the weeks, months and years ahead.






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Improve Your Social Connection and Mental Health with Nod!

Nod is like a workout app for your social life! Over the past few years forming and maintaining social connections has become more challenging than ever, and loneliness is on the rise. Loneliness increases risk for anxiety and depression, poor sleep quality, substance use, illness, self-harm, and suicidality. The Nod app buffers the most vulnerable students from loneliness and depression and is completely confidential.

Rooted in evidence-based practices including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindful self-compassion, Nod is science-backed and offers ideas for branching out and staying connected, tips for virtual and in-real-life connections, and help to normalize the challenges of maintaining a healthy social life in college. 

Download Nod by searching “Nod” in the App store or on Google Play. Once you have downloaded the app search for “Villanova University” and login.

CPN Seal of Prevention

CPN Seal

The CPN Seal of Prevention is awarded to institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to digital prevention programs tied to student safety, well-being and inclusion. Villanova University has taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health and discrimination.



Health Services Building, First Floor







In an emergency, call Villanova Public Safety at 610-519-4444.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988.