Students at John Carroll University, much like hundreds of other college students on other campuses across the United States, report stress as a leading impediment to academic success (National College Health Assessment, 2013). Student stressors may be related to academics, finances, relationships, family problems, sleep difficulties, personal health issues, or other concerns. The important thing to remember is that all students experience stress at one point or another throughout their college careers. Preventing and addressing stressors and incorporating a healthy, balanced method of stress-relief is necessary. Students are encouraged to participate in various stress-relievers on campus, including but not limited to:
- Obtaining a free massage on Tuesday afternoons in the Library Learning Commons or Wednesday evenings in the Atrium (first come, first served).
- Participating in a Wellness in the Stacks event, held monthly in the Library Learning Commons.
- Interacting with therapy dogs on campus.
- Participating in intramural/recreational sports.
- Attending a religious ceremony or event sponsored by Campus Ministry.
- Attending a program or event sponsored by the Student Union Programming Board.
- Talking to your professors, advisor, administrators, or staff members about your concerns.
- Making an appointment with the University Counseling Center to discuss your stress.
- Discussing your stress with friends, family, your RA, or a mentor on campus.