Health, Safety, and Well-being

The Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA support and develop student affairs professionals working towards cultivating wellness in our institutional communities. Encompassing the areas of substance misuse prevention, violence prevention, sexual violence prevention, mental health, peer education and wellness and health promotion leadership, NASPA’s work in the health, safety and well-being area serves the advancement of knowledge and evolution of practice for higher education professionals focused on all aspects of student health.


Research confirms that a student’s physical and mental health, as well as the safety of their environment, greatly impact outcomes for all students, particularly those who are a part of the growing demographic seeking to begin or continue treatment related to wellness at our institutions.

NASPA is proud to have signed on to the "Health and Well-being in Higher Education" statement. We believe that student affairs professionals are the driving force behind the essential systems supporting student wellness at most institutions and NASPA is here to support ensuring our practices are ahead of emerging trends and reflective of current research. No matter your function within health, safety, and well-being work, we provide initiatives, resources, and opportunities to support you.

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The following are the signature initiatives of the NASPA Health, Safety, and Well-being focus area.


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Get Involved

There are multiple ways to get more involved in NASPA and the various Health, Safety, and Well-being initiatives. Search "Volunteer Central" to learn more about how to volunteer for a conference planning committee, join the leadership team for a Knowledge Community, apply to review program submissions, or find positions on advisory boards. Additional opportunities exist by visiting the "Knowledge Communities" page to find groups that meet your interests.