Healthy Monday Syracuse is part of a national initiative to help end chronic preventable diseases—such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke– by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors. Activities on campus include Meatless Monday, Move it Monday, Meditation Monday, and Mindful Monday.

Hendricks Chapel is the diverse religious, spiritual, ethical and cultural heart of Syracuse University that connects people of all faiths and no faith through active engagement, mutual dialogue, reflective spirituality, responsible leadership and a rigorous commitment to social justice.

College can be stressful, both mentally and physically, so it’s important to nurture your whole health. LiveU is Syracuse University’s online health and wellness resource with informative articles, lively features and helpful tips on keeping college life in balance. It’s your source for all things health and wellness, on campus and in the community. Featured content on LiveU covers topics related to physical wellness (”Body”), mental and emotional wellness (”Mind”), spiritual wellness (”Spirit”) and what it means to get involved with and help others (”Community”). Shorter pieces with useful tips will appear in categories called “Coping,” “Feel the Love,” “Party Animals,” “Recharge” and “Work it Out.”

NYPIRG at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF is a chapter of New York State’s largest and most successful student run government advocacy organization focusing on the issues of environmental protection, government reform, higher education affordability, local hunger and homelessness, and consumer rights. Our goal is to create positive social change while teaching students the skills they need to effectively organize their own advocacy campaigns.

SU/ESF Student Buddhist Association   offers daily meditation sessions in the small chapel in the basement of Hendricks. SBA has brought famous Buddhist teachers and speakers to the University and offers students opportunities to engage in contemplative practices through its affiliates, the Zen Center of Syracuse and Dai Bosatsu Zendo. SBA is committed to student, faculty, and staff health and well-being and partners with a variety of Syracuse University affiliates to ensure the SU community access to health and wellness resources.

Syracuse Animal Rights Organization formed in the winter of 2003 to educate the public about the abuses to animals that go on behind closed doors in our society. SARO operates as a registered student organization at Syracuse University, but also does a lot of organizing off campus in the community. From vegan potlucks and bake sales to fundraisers and protests, SARO works to end the cruelty and exploitation of animals on farms, in laboratories and circuses and on the street.


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