UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG is a picture of health

Photo of UNCG students, faculty and staff gathered at Moran Commons listening to Chancellor GilliamUNCG students, faculty and staff gathered at Moran Commons and Plaza Tuesday to hear the big news:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is one of just five universities in the United States to receive the 2015 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award.

Active Minds, a national nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues, announced this morning that five campuses across the nation have been recognized as leaders in prioritizing health and demonstrating innovation and excellence in promoting student well-being. UNCG joins Cornell University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Minnesota and Western Washington University as the nation’s leaders in creating a culture of health on campus.

“The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is leading some of the nation’s most innovative efforts to create a healthy college community,” said Sara Abelson, vice president of student health and wellness at Active Minds. “UNCG’s efforts are a model for campuses nationwide and demonstrate what is possible when students, staff, faculty and administrators from across an entire university work together so that every student has the opportunity to thrive.”

For more information about how you can stay healthy on campus, visit shs.uncg.edu.

Full story is at UNCG Now news site.

By Alyssa Bedrosian
Photograph by Martin Kane