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At UC Riverside, we believe that health and well-being is an essential part of our daily life. Whether you're a student, faculty member, or staff, we're here to support you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.


To create a campus community where health and well-being are integral to the academic, professional, and personal success of every individual."


Our mission is to promote a culture of well-being by providing resources, education, and support that empower our campus community to make healthy choices. Through collaboration and innovation, we aim to create a campus environment that fosters physical, mental, and emotional well-being for all."

What Is The Okanagan Charter

The Okanagan Charter is an International Charter for Health Promoting University and Colleges, which calls on post-secondary schools to embed health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

This charter provides a vision, purpose and responsibility for our work with UCR Healthy Campus .UCR will be one of the first 50 US campuses to adopt this charter and making a pledge to be a health-promoting campus for students, staff, faculty and our community at large.

Okanagan Charter Adoption Event

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hinderaker Lawn

Join Chancellor Wilcox in celebrating UCR as one of the first 50 campuses nation-wide to adopt the Okanagan Charter, an international framework for health-promoting universities and colleges. Please join us for this very special event - view the Okanagan Charter Celebration webpage.

UCR Health Promoting Pillars

UCR is advancing campus health, well-being sustainability and equity through the following five pillars inspired by the Okanagan Charter.

Personal Development

Personal development for faculty, staff, and students involves cultivating skills, knowledge, and attitudes that enhance their professional and personal lives. Through continuous learning, reflection, and growth, individuals can unlock their full potential and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

Campus Policies and Practice

Integrate a health-focused approach into campus policies by proactively reviewing, developing, and coordinating strategies that prioritize individual well-being while simultaneously promoting sustainability and equity.

Local and Global Action

Cultivate meaningful connections and partnerships within and beyond the campus community to champion health, well-being, sustainability, and equity at local and global levels.

Research and Knowledge

Advance health, well-being, sustainability, and equity through active data collection, knowledge generation, and evaluation, fostering diverse research initiatives that enhance the well-being of communities, societies, and the planet.

Supportive Environments

Enrich the campus environment by actively promoting health, well-being, sustainability, and resilience across diverse facets, fostering connections and a sense of belonging to enhance success, engagement, and well-being within the campus community