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Discover Your Wellness Passport Program

The Discover Your Wellness (DYW) Passport Program is a partnership between the Center for Wellness Promotion and campus partners designed to expose students to new health and wellness information and practices and to connect them to campus resources. By participating in this initiative, students can receive academic credit from participating faculty/staff instructors for attending DYW Passport Program workshops, trainings, and events.

All DYW Passport events are coordinated and facilitated by UNC Charlotte staff members within the Health & Well-being Unit (Center for Wellness Promotion, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, and University Recreation), and occasionally some other campus departments.

Staff members from these departments hold a variety of expertise and will host open events related to topics including:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug use
  • Addiction and Recovery Support
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Body Positivity
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Physical Fitness
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress/Anxiety Management
  • Resiliency
  • Suicide Prevention

Please visit our Events Calendar regularly for announcements on all upcoming programs and events that meet the criteria for a Discover Your Wellness Passport Program.

Attention Students

Be sure to check the calendar regularly to see if events have been recently added, canceled, or modified. Arrive early. Space fills up quickly and students will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis.  

For questions about specific events, please connect with the contact person listed in the "details" of the event you would like to attend.

For general questions, please contact Destine Thompson at discover-wellness@uncc.edu.

 

Each participating classroom instructor will provide their students with expected procedures and guidelines for:​

  • Selecting Events
  • Attending Events
  • Handing in the Assignment

Please follow the directions of your instructor. They may require more than just proof of attendance. The Center for Wellness Promotion only provides a calendar of approved events and is not involved in the grading process.

It is your responsibility to check the calendar regularly to see programs recently added, canceled, and to note any changes in programs. It is strongly advised that you arrive early for programs, as space fills up quickly and students will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Wellness at 704.687.7407 or discover-wellness@uncc.edu if you have any concerns.

If you'd like to request your student attendance report, please contact Destine Thompson at discover-wellness@uncc.edu

Though we consider ourselves leaders, we are not the exclusive owners of wellness events on campus and acknowledge that external departments may coordinate wellness-related programs. If you believe your program aligns with the values of the Discover Your Wellness initiative and would like for your program to be advertised on the Discover Your Wellness Calendar, please email Destine Thompson at discover-wellness@uncc.edu. 

There are two categories of passport programs:

  • Regular – Programs and events that are smaller in nature. Examples include classroom lectures/discussions, exhibits, tabling events and small film screenings.
  • Premier – Larger-scale programs that feature a guest speaker, panel discussions, multi-departmental collaborative events, etc. These events usually draw large crowds.

In order to be considered for DYW Passport Program approval, programs must address at least one of the dimensions of wellness (see below for descriptions of each) and:

  • Be educational in nature
  • Be free for students
  • Be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the program event/date

All information will be reviewed and approved/returned at the discretion of the Center for Wellness Promotion. You may be asked to provide supplemental materials as a part of the process.

Dimensions of Wellness

Emotional – Awareness and acceptance of feelings and emotion.  Examples include relationships with friends and family, optimism, trust, self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-control and coping with stress.

Environmental – Recognition of interdependence with nature.  Examples include recycling, sun (UV) exposure, pollution, air quality, lead paint exposure and second-hand tobacco smoking.

Financial – Ability to manage one’s financial resources. Examples include budget management, purposeful spending, and saving.

Intellectual – Openness to new concepts and ideas. Examples include critical thinking, being curious, questioning concepts, and solving problems.

Physical – Maintenance of a healthy body. Examples include maintaining proper nutrition, engaging in adequate physical exercise, and avoidance of harmful habits such as alcohol abuse, drug use, tobacco use, and practicing unsafe sex.

Social – Ability to perform social roles effectively, comfortably, and without harming others. Examples include establishing and maintaining personal friendships, learning good communication skills, having loving or intimate relationships, establishing a support network, and participating in the enrichment of one’s community, country, and world.

Spiritual – Meaning and purpose of human existence. Examples include becoming involved in a religious affiliation, experiencing peace with nature, meditating, and developing skills in yoga or the martial arts.

Occupational – Ability to enjoy a chosen career and/or contribute to society through volunteer activities. Examples include volunteering, workplace safety, and choosing a satisfying career/profession.

Discover Your Wellness Program Calendar