What is Wellness and Why Should I Care?

Wellness. What in the world is that? Wellness is a very vague word that can have multiple, broad meanings. Wellness could mean losing weight to one person, having some quiet time at the end of the day to someone else, and to another it could mean making sure to turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

If you’re still confused, the University Wellness Program can help by breaking it down with the seven dimensions they use to define Wellness here at Georgia Southern.


The goal of the University Wellness Program is to cultivate a balance of all seven dimensions in order to help students have the best college experience possible while helping them to be well rounded and successful.

For example, you don’t want to spend too much time socializing and neglect your classes and schoolwork, because your primary reason for being here is for academics. However, on the flip-slide of that, you also don’t want to spend all of your time studying and miss out on meeting new people, getting involved on campus, and making connections that could help you in the future.

In order to help students become more well, the University Wellness Program hosts various events each semester that target one or more of the seven dimensions. Keep an eye out for Be the Change Week at the end of October as well as Put Wellness in your Wednesday, which takes place once a month.

For more Wellness info, visit the Wellness Blog and the Student Health 101 Magazine


CRI has got you covered!

Welcome back Georgia Southern!

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful summer and is looking forward to this brand new semester!

What better way to start off this new semester then to get involved and try something new? Now, the start of a semester is always shaky with trying to get things organized, and you may be hesitant about what it is you want to do with your free time. But never fear, CRI has got you covered. Whether it is aquatics, club or intramural sports, general fitness, weekend adventures, rock climbing, or one of our specialized events, just turn to the CRI website to fulfill any desire or interest you might have.


Interested in aquatics but don’t know how to swim or are looking to get better? No worries, swim lessons and swim clinics are offered.

Just want to have fun in/near the water? Check out Eagle Luau on Sept. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. or the Dive-In Movie on Sept. 12 at 8:30 p.m. Try swimming along with the football team by participating in Swim the Sun Belt, which starts now!

Club and Intramural Sports

Sporting events always bring people together while offering the opportunity to make plenty of friends and memories! So whether you are a hardcore athlete or just wanting to have some fun there are teams to join.

Intramural sports are beginning now so form a team with a group of friends, students in your Resident Hall, or sign up as a free agent. All registration is done online! Keep an eye out for Kickball, Fall Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball, Flag Football, and even Cornhole will be open.

Check out the Club Sports Fair on Monday, August 25 at 6 p.m. in the RAC if you are interested in getting involved. There will be over 30 club sports teams there for you to meet and join.


Not interested in anything specific but just want to become fit? Well check out one of the Group Fitness classes, there are multiple offerings of the same class so that you can find the one that best fits your busy schedule.

If you are looking for a more non-traditional program, check out Madness in the Meadow held outside, providing a change from the typical workouts. That starts on August 25 at 5:30 and is every Monday and Thursday. If you are a lady and want to improve your strength and learn about proper weightlifting techniques, attend Women and Weights on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 starting on August 27. Both programs are first come first serve so come early!

Southern Adventures

Looking to go on some adventures? Rent awesome gear from our Rental Center and take advantage of our knowledgeable staff to help you plan your trips! Like to rock climb? Then check out the 45 foot rock wall in the RAC, hours can be found here. Or go to one of the Bouldering Night Out events, with the first one being on August 28 at 7 p.m.

If you are interested in just learning new skills, then look into some of Southern Adventures skill clinics with the first Belay Clinic beginning on August 21 at 7 p.m.


And don’t forget, throughout all of your new experiences, post photos, tweet us and do status updates to show how you #RACLife.

Speaking of #RACLife, compete in some of the CRI contests to win a free #RACLife t-shirt. Just follow us @GSUCampusRec on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook so you can know all the details!

On behalf of CRI, I wish you all the best of luck this year and I am looking forward to seeing some new and familiar faces at the RAC and at our other events.