Well-Being In SSWB

“Through a holistic and culturally conscious curricular approach, SSWB fosters a university-wide community of care and learning in which all students develop knowledge and skills, identify meaning and purpose, build resilience, develop financial literacy, increase engagement, and exercise harm-reducing choices, to positively impact retention, graduation rates, career readiness, and to minimize impediments to academic progress.”

How Does SSWB Define Well Being at UCF?


The Pillars & Foundations of Well Being at UCF

Our Well Being focus in SSWB has 5 core components that we call PillarsThe Pillars include:

  • Purpose
  • Resilience
  • Engagement
  • Harm Reduction
  • Financial Literacy

The Pillars stand on the shared Foundation of Cultural Consciousness.


Purpose is the process of deriving meaning, direction, and fulfillment as an individual.


Resilience is the ability to develop and demonstrate skills to adapt to life experiences.


Engagement is the act of participating in the learning environment.

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction is the ability to identify and demonstrate behaviors that promote positive outcomes and identify and minimize behaviors that produce negative outcomes.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is the development of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to manage personal finances.

Culturally Conscious

The Foundation of the well being model is Culturally Conscious. Culturally Conscious is the ability to acknowledge and incorporate an understanding of the cultural and social context of individuals and the environment.


Minimizing Academic Impediments

Through our focus on the 5 Pillars and the Culturally Conscious Foundation of Well-Being, SSWB endeavors to help students minimize the impacts of the following academic impediments:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Procrastination
  • Ongoing/Chronic Medical Condition
  • Finances


The Ultimate Goal…

The goal of the Well Being Curriculum is for SSWB to develop successful students that emerge from UCF as WELL BEINGS…WELL PERSONS…prepared to face the challenges of the world as culturally conscious, engaged citizens who act with purpose, demonstrate resilience, incorporate harm reducing strategies and practice financial literacy.