Healthy Hawks

healthy hawk logo with dimensions listed

Be a Healthy Hawk

Our Pledge

Be a Healthy Hawk pledge expresses the holistic well-being values of the Healthy Hawks initiative based on the Cornerstone Pledge. Healthy Hawks is a holistic approach to daily life that acknowledges the integration of many facets that contribute to an individual’s experience of self, others, and the world.  The Healthy Hawk community provides opportunities for learning and engagement, focused on the eight dimensions of well-being (emotional, engagement, intellectual, financial, occupational, physical, spiritual, and sustainability).  Students who pledge to Be a Healthy Hawk will strive to learn and engage in all aspects of well-being during their time here at UNCW, instilling life-long holistic well-being.

The UNCW Cornerstone Pledge is foundational to leading a lifestyle of well-being.

UNCW defines well-being as a holistic approach to daily life that acknowledges the integration of many facets that contribute to an individual’s experiences of the self, others and world.

Students, please join our List-Serv to receive emails about upcoming programs, events, and ways to get involved!

Our Goals

The Division of Student Affairs at UNCW will:
  • help create a healthy hawk community by providing students with opportunities for learning and engagement focusing on the eight dimensions of well-being.
  • provide resources, programs and education to the UNCW student community about the importance of understanding their own individual well-being, and how to maintain an optimal level of well-being during and after college.
  • educate students on the philosophy that life-long well-being is an active process of becoming aware of and making positive choices towards a balanced and fulfilling existence where the mind, body and spirit are respected and nurtured.

Anchor Programs

  • Rock the Rec
  • Health Fair
  • Well-being Wednesdays
  • HawkTalk 101
  • Relaxation Station 
  • Hawk Hope Day
  • Meditation
  • National Nutrition Month programs 
  • National Eating Disorder Week programs 
  • Safe Spring Break programs 
  • Hydration Station
  • Sun Safety
  • Waves of Wellness programming
  • Relax & Recharge with Rec (Will resume Spring 2021)

Request More Information

Interested in learning more about hosting a Healthy Hawk program, or receiving educational materials (handouts, PowerPoint, logos, etc.)? Contact Jessica Hans at, or Dr. Rebecca Rampe at  Program Request forms can be found here