Health and Well-Being at Villanova

Health and Well-Being at Villanova


Villanova values the development of the whole student—mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, culturally and socially. We realize that mental health and well-being are primary concerns for students and their loved ones during their time at the Universitywe invite you to learn more about our services and encourage you to strive to thrive in the weeks, months and years ahead.


Resources and Services

Learn more about the offices and departments at Villanova that support health and well-being.

Courses and Initiatives

Engage in learning opportunities designed for our community to learn more about health and well-being.

Student Organizations

Villanova's campus community offers 250+ organizations, including those focused on well-being, for students to get involved.

Health and Well-Being Infosheets

Explore health and well-being topics maintained by the University Counseling Center and Office of Health Promotion.

Campus Programming

Explore Villanova's robust programming centered around the six aspects of overall health and well-being.

Upcoming Events

Discover upcoming events on campus related to health and well-being during the academic year.


Well-being is an optimal and dynamic state that allows people to achieve their full potential.

There are two interdependent types of well-being:

1) Individual well-being: a person’s assessment of their own happiness and life satisfaction, having their rights and needs met, and contributing to one’s community.

2) Community well-being: relationships and connectedness, perceived quality of life for all people in the community, and how well the community meets the needs of all of its members. By focusing on the whole—the individual and the community, the whole person, the whole educational experience, the whole institution, and the whole community—well-being becomes a multi-faceted goal and a shared responsibility for the entire institution.

The six dimensions of health and well-being at Villanova

Villanova promotes the six dimensions of health and well-being in alignment with the University’s mission: mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, cultural and social well-being. Addressing individual and community well-being across these six dimensions means that we all share in a responsibility to take good care of ourselves and each other.


The Division of Student Life often fields questions about the health and well-being resources provided for our community. We invite you to learn more about our wide array of opportunities and hope it encourages engaging in ongoing well-being.

Division of Student Life
Office of the Vice President
202 Dougherty Hall
Phone: 610-519-4550



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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988.