Health and Well-being Unit

The University recently formed a Health and Well-being Unit, bringing together the work of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student Health Center, and dividing Recreation and Wellness into two departments: University Recreation and Health Promotion. Disability Services has also joined the Health and Well-being Unit. The Health and Well-being Unit is the principle advocate for a healthy campus community by leading the discussion and the development of health-promoting environments and health practices and policies. Team-based integration of services and collaborative care fosters a health care partnership that should facilitate access, continuity of care, communication, and ultimately optimize health outcomes for our students.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides evaluation and treatment for illnesses and injuries, assistance in managing chronic disease and offers comprehensive program in health education and health maintenance. Our staff of board-certified physicians and registered nurses are experienced in the care of young adults.

The Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) has awarded the Student Health Center at University of Richmond another three-year term of accreditation. This accreditation affirms that the Health Center meets and will continue to demonstrate the attributes as reflected in the standards of the accrediting body. The Health Center is accredited through 2023.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers a wide range of free, short-term mental health-related services to full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Richmond. About one third of UR students use CAPS services at least once before they graduate. CAPS is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

Health Promotion

We support a holistic approach to the health and wellness of students, faculty, staff, and community members. We frequently partner with campus-wide departments to offer educational programming and prevention services, while creating and building community. Our prevention and educational approach to health and wellness focuses on changing behaviors, healthy lifestyle choices, and creating a unified culture to educate the campus community on the lifelong benefits of maintaining a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

We strive to empower the university community to make informed decisions and develop skills that enhance well-being, to foster a campus environment in which employees and students thrive intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically by developing collaborative relationships and educational outreach.

University Recreation

The Department of University Recreation enhances the lives of its members by providing quality recreational and educational programs in an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, academic productivity and personal growth. The Weinstein Center for Recreation is one of the most actively and universally used buildings on campus, and includes a 3 court gymnasium, 2 level fitness center, indoor walking/jogging track, 2 multi-purpose rooms, pool, assessment/massage rooms, locker rooms, saunas, classroom and meeting spaces. Outdoor facilities include natural grass and turf playing fields, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and a challenge course. Programs include fitness, outdoor adventure, intramurals and sport clubs, including athletic training.

Disability Services 

The mission of Disability Services is to ensure that those within our campus community who have disabilities are provided opportunity for full participation and equal access to campus resources. This mission reflects a commitment consistent and in compliance with federal standards and state regulations. It also underscores the importance of recognizing and promoting the student’s ability and independence.