Coming to college can be a daunting experience for many first time-in-college students, especially when students come to a university with 60,000 unfamiliar faces! We understand that becoming involved and informed of resources can, at times, become a challenge. It was in this understanding that the LINK program was created.
By providing a variety of academic and social programs throughout the year, the LINK program aims to have students:
- Become engaged with the campus and the Well-Being Pillars through numerous academic and social programs held year round
- Meet other students and have positive experiences at events
- Learn about campus resources and develop valuable connections to assist in their success
With events ranging from academic programs to interactive, community-building events, there is something to help every student get involved on campus and feel right at home. In attending these on-campus events, students have the opportunity to accumulate LINK Loot that students will be able to use at our end of semester event.
What is Well-Being?
"Wellbeing is about the combination of our love for what we do each day, the quality of our relationships, the security of our finances, the vibrancy of our physical health and the pride we take in what we have contributed to our communities...[and] how these…come together in a unique way to form your ideal life.""
At UCF we believe that Well-Being is essential to student success!
Well-Being has 5 core components that we call Pillars. These include:
Purpose: Purpose is the process of deriving meaning, direction, and fulfillment as an individual.
Resilience: Resilience is the ability to develop and demonstrate skills to adapt to life experiences.
Engagement: Engagement is the act of participating in the learning environment.
Harm Reduction: Harm Reduction is the ability to identify and demonstrate behaviors that promote positive outcomes and identify and minimize behaviors that produce negative outcomes.
Financial Literacy: Financial Literacy is the development of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to manage personal finances.
The Pillars are informed by the Culturally Conscious approach. Culturally Conscious is the ability to acknowledge and incorporate an understanding of the cultural and social context of individuals and the environment.