Health and Wellness
We all need to feel well to do well. Rackham's definition of wellness includes more than just physical health: there are the emotional, spiritual, vocational, intellectual and cultural parts of your life, too. Balance within and among these is essential to your success in graduate school and throughout your professional career.
To address your needs, Rackham offers a variety of health and wellness activities for students, and provides information to faculty, staff, and students to help you navigate the resources available to support you in graduate school. Rackham also advocates for graduate students in policy and planning across campus.
Life in graduate or professional school can be exciting and very demanding. At times, you might find yourself feeling challenged by isolation, doubt and stress. Below are two resources developed by Rackham to help you navigate resources if you would like advice and support during difficult times in your graduate career.
There are dozens of campus and community resources devoted to keeping you healthy as well as resources to help you when you are not feeling your best. There are many places to find support on campus, but we know that the size of the University can make these resources difficult to identify and locate. This list of resources is organized by topic area and provides a brief description and contact information for each resource.
In Winter 2006, and again in Winter 2009, Rackham surveyed graduate students about health and wellness topics to learn more about the student experience and to provide support services and activities to fit the needs and interests of students.