VCU Students are healthier than you think!
Our work at The Well focuses on fostering a healthy campus environment so that students can not only succeed, but thrive during their time at VCU. We use our research on student health behaviors to help guide our education and outreach efforts. The data, and our interactions with students, help us know what areas to focus on to keep our students healthy. A large part of that is helping students realize that making healthy choices while at VCU is not unusual. In fact, it tends to be the norm for RAMS. Often, students enter college with preconceived ideas about what college life outside of the classroom is like. We are here to offer another view of what our students are actually doing on a daily basis.
Did you know? 83% of RAMS describe their health as being excellent, very good, or good. Did you know? Most RAMS wear their seatbelts, have never smoked cigarettes or e-cigs (vaping), and use protective strategies when drinking (The Well's health survey, Spring 2016, n=856). Want to learn more about your fellow RAMS? Be sure to read the Stall Seat Journal, check out our alcohol education, follow us on social media, or request a presentation!