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

Molly Cooper

A Self-Compassion Study Break

The final exam period tends to be one of the most stressful times of the year, making it one of the best times to practice self-compassion. Self-compassion is marked by how we graciously relate to ourselves, especially during times of perceived failure, inadequacy, personal suffering or hardship.

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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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