Enhancing and Improving Holistic Well-Being

Steps to Leaps was created by students for students and is aligned with long-term university goals under the Provost Map for Transformative Undergraduate Education.

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Steps to Leaps Recognized by National Organization

NASPA Excellence Awards Bronze

Purdue’s Steps to Leaps initiative was recognized with a 2023-24 NASPA Excellence Award, presented by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Steps to Leaps received a bronze award in the category of Athletics, Recreation, Counseling, Health, Wellness, and related. Excellence Awards recognize the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration. NASPA’s Excellence Awards cover 12 categories crucial to the success of students.

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Well-Being Tip of the Week

Ailin Fei

Reduce your Eco-anxiety by Traveling with Care

Climate change can affect your mental health through emotional distress and anxiety about the future. As climate change worsens, the news becomes filled with concerning articles and as public awareness of the great impact increases, more and more people are experiencing distressing mental health symptoms. Eco-anxiety has been defined by the American Psychological Association as "a chronic fear of environmental doom"(Clayton et al., 2017). These feelings can lead to sleep problems, appetite changes and difficulty concentrating. Heightened eco-anxiety can also fuel tension in relationships with friends and family, especially if they hold disparate views on climate change.

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Student Spotlight

Chandler Terrell

Chandler Terrell Brings Focus to His Well-Being at Purdue

Chandler Terrell, a junior studying construction management (pre-law) with a minor in political science, has developed his sense of well-being at Purdue. A fierce lover of outdoor water sports such as wake surfing and boating, Chandler has turned to popular alternatives such as the NFL, college football and basketball to help while waiting for the weather to warm back up.

When asked how Chandler works to create an impact, he said that he focuses on his work as president of his fraternity, Sigma Nu. Chandler became president as a sophomore and quickly learned that this role had the power to empower others. He enjoys answering questions and providing guidance to his fraternity brothers, especially those who have just arrived on campus. Understanding that some of those whom he mentors are only a few years younger than him, Chandler says there is much to learn for new students navigating their new life at Purdue.

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