It’s not just about Being, it’s about Being Well.

Mental health and well-being are critical components of a student’s college experience. During their time on campus, students experience a multitude of transitions, stressors, and challenges. Student Affairs is here to help every step of the way. From comprehensive healthcare through University Health Services, to physical and mental well-being with Recreation & Wellbeing, to basic needs support through the Office of Student Assistance and Support and The Open Seat Food Pantry, we strive to meet students where they’re at and cultivate a healthy campus community.

Support Wellbeing Initiatives at UW-Madison

Office of Student Assistance and Support (OSAS)

The OSAS offers support and advocacy to UW-Madison students navigating personal, academic, and/or health issues. Donations support basic needs like food insecurity and emergency grants for students.

Learn more about OSAS

University Health Services

UHS is campus’ student health center that works to improve students’ physical and mental well-being. Donations support mental health resources and suicide prevention efforts.

Learn more about UHS

Recreation & Wellbeing

Rec Well inspires Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well through fitness centers, athletic clubs, and intramural sports at UW-Madison. Support student access to premier facilities and well-being programming.

Learn more about Rec Well

The Open Seat Food Pantry

Created by students for students, The Open Seat Food Pantry seeks to alleviate food insecurity on campus by offering free pre-packaged food boxes to any UW-Madison student in need.

Learn More about The Open Seat


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