Office of Student Health & Wellbeing

Student Activities Center

Bobcats FIRST

The Office of Student Health and Wellbeing promotes holistic wellbeing for all GCSU students by offering support services, resources, programs, and activities. Bobcats FIRST is a campus-wide initiative focused on the four domains of wellbeing: emotional, physical, social, and intellectual.


Four Domains of Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

The ability to identify and manage emotions, adapt to adverse situations, and develop healthy coping strategies.

Emotional wellbeing can be strengthened through:

  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Developing a supportive network
  • Learning stress management and resilience techniques
  • Seeking help
Physical Wellbeing

The ability to properly manage sleep, nutrition, and substance use and to make a mind-body connection to improve mental wellbeing through physical activity. 

Physical wellbeing can be strengthened through:

  • Getting some movement into every day
  • Balancing eating and drinking plenty of water
  • Using alcohol responsibly and avoiding cigarettes, vaping, and other drugs
  • Implementing good sleep habits
Social Wellbeing

The ability to develop and maintain relationships, communicate effectively, and establish a sense of belonging and connection in your communities.

Social wellbeing can be strengthened through:

  • Joining a group of people with similar interests
  • Taking part in fun activities
  • Trying out a new hobby or activity
  • Knowing when you need time to decompress
Intellectual Wellbeing

The ability to find pleasure in learning, adopt a growth mindset, and learn strategies to develop academic confidence and resilience.

Intellectual wellbeing can be strengthened through:

  • Adopting good studying and time management skills
  • Focusing on having a growth mindset ("I can always improve") instead of a fixed mindset ("I'll never be good at this")
  • Learn interesting things outside of class by reading or listening to podcasts