Social Wellness

Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.

Social Wellness Resources:

  • Core clinical services (group and individual services, workshops, outreach) are focused on improved interpersonal skills and engagement, improved insight and understanding around problematic dynamics which impede social/interpersonal engagement.
  • The Cultural Centers host several community meet-up spaces for students who share identities to meet one another, bond, and grow together as a community.
    • Cafe International (for International students)
    • Multicultural Community Meet-up (for multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural students)
    • Queer BIPOC Community Meet-up
    • Trans and Non-Binary+ Community Meet-up
  • Dons Helping Dons is a peer-led public health ambassador initiative working in collaboration with Health Promotion Services, Off-Campus Living, Student Housing and Residential Education and School Of Nursing and Health Professions, that provides a holistic peer-to-peer approach to promote the well-being of the USF community.
  • Every 2-3 months, the Orange County Campus puts on student engagement events to build community within the campus between students and between programs. These events typically include activities, food/snack/beverages, and a giveaway. For more information, contact Maureen Lu at
  • Sacramento Campus annual resource fair
  • Social events on campus
  • For more information, contact Javier Gutierrez at
  • Each year SDS celebrates Disability Awareness Week with various activities such as watching a film, bringing in a speaker, etc.
  • SDS also promotes the Neurodivergent Club (led through CASA) and the Law School Disability Rights and Advocacy Law Student Association.
  • Student organizations and leadership programs are great opportunities for students to meet new friends and form a strong community! For those interested in participating in events and activities, check out the SLE newsletters sent by email every Monday or follow @usfsle.
  • University Ministry and Interfaith Program within University Ministry engage students via Instagram
  • Undocumented student support group
  • Black Joy annual social event celebrates Black History Month
  • The USF Garden is a meeting space for a few student organizations, including the BIPOC Students for the Environment. Although we are unable to meet all requests from student orgs to meet in the garden, we do our best and prioritize BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women-led organizations.