Health and Well-being National Recognition

The University of Richmond’s recent efforts to be at the forefront of colleges exploring modern approaches to health and well-being has been successful in bringing the University nation recognition and visibility as leaders in creating a community of well-being. Some accomplishments worth mentioning:

  • Active Minds Health Campus Award

    UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND – The University of Richmond is a recipient of the 2020 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award.

    Presented by Active Minds, a leading nonprofit organization that supports mental health awareness and education for young adults, the award recognizes University of Richmond’s proven commitment to excellence in prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of their students.

    To read more on this amazing accomplishment click here.

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Workplace Health Achievement Index Recognition and Award

    The goal of the Index is to drive organizational improvements and improve the heart health of employees. The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores organizations on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories of organizational best practices (leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes) and the objective, unbiased science-based assessment of overall workplace heart health using aggregate data from AHA My Life Check or aggregate an equivalent source.

  • Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention Award

    The University of Richmond has earned the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention Award for 2020! This award recognizing the essential prevention work and outstanding investments institutions have made toward their digital prevention programming. The University of Richmond utilizes this digital platform for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Education and Bystander Education across campus.

  • Cigna Well-Being Award

    Cigna believes that well-being is a business philosophy of success that far exceeds any one individual or organization. The award recipients represent various industries, customers and geographic locations. Some of their tactics are unique, but they share a similar approach to creating a culture of well-being, together as an organization.

  • EVERFI Prevention Excellence Award for Outstanding Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts

    This is an award meant to highlight schools that are doing some of the best work in sexual misconduct prevention efforts. University of Richmond distinguished itself across the three domains being evaluated for this award: institutionalization, critical processes, and programming. This is a significant achievement, one that fewer than 10% of schools and colleges completing the ADI have attained.

  • Exercise Is Medicine-Gold Level Campuses
    University of Richmond has been recongized on the GOLD level Campuses of Exercise of Medicine. The level pertains to implementing routine physical activity assessment and promotion in campus health.
  • NASPA Outstanding Peer Educator of the Year

    University of Richmond senior Zoe Rydzewski received the NASPA Outstanding Peer Educator of the Year. Each year the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA recognizes the most outstanding peer educators, advisors and programs of our network. Zoe is being recognized for her efforts have the University of Richmond host the NASPA Region II BACCHUS Conference and her leadership and work as a Wellness Education Bandit, a peer education group trained to educate their classmates about college lifestyle and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and non-judgmental manner.

  • NASPA Region III BACCHUS Conference

    University of Richmond was selected to host the NASPA Region III BACCHUS Conference. At this regional conference, peer educators gain the opportunity to connect with other peer educators in their own backyard, while advisors gain valuable time to discuss collaborative prospects for education and creating change across campuses. Conference successfully hosted by the SHC Wellness Bandits on the University of Richmond campus April 14th, 2018 with more than 120 participants registered.

  • NIRSA/NASPA Well-being Summit

    In October 2017, University of Richmond Associate Vice President for Health and Well-being, Tom Roberts, was asked to participate and contribute his health and well-being knowledge and experiences at the NIRSA/NASPA Well-being Summit. This first-time summit invited and brought together 18 thought leaders from NIRSA, NASPA, and ACHA. At the Summit these colleagues specialized in developing visionary ideas, sharing knowledge, and discussing integrated strategies and resources related to health and well-being.

  • Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant Award

    Dedicated to the prevention of underage drinking and high-risk alcohol use in an effort to encourage and support the development of alcohol education and prevention programs across the commonwealth. The University of Richmond has partnered with Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to build and expand alcohol prevention initiatives that serve to raise awareness and help save lives in communities throughout Virginia.