Well-Being at Columbia

As a member of the Columbia community, your well-being outside of the classroom is just as important as your academic success. Here are campus resources, programs and practical strategies for well-being to help you achieve a balance and adjust to your life as a Columbia student.

You can also contribute your ideas and energy to our University-wide focus on mental health, well-being and community on campus through initiatives like Wellness Days @ Columbia and the Student Well-Being Survey! 

Well-Being Resources
Well-Being Resources

Get health, wellness and well-being resources including guides, videos articles and more.

Well-being giving aways
Well-being & You

Events and workshops focused on supporting mental health and well-being. 

Student Well-Being Survey
Well-Being Survey

The goal is to enhance student life and the experience of every student.

Well-Being Videos

Wellness Guides and Tips

Get information and tips on various wellness-related topics like nutrition, time management, sleep habits, relationships and more from Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Center for Student Wellness.

Mindfulness, Meditation and Mood

Get tips from the Center for Student Wellness on how to use meditation and mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and more. See also: Harvard Health Publications’ database on mental health and ways to keep your mind and mood in optimal condition here.

Emotional Health Q&A from Go Ask Alice!

See an archive of previously asked questions on the topic of emotional health, answered by the team of specialists and professionals at Go Ask Alice!

New York Times Health Guide

Browse a library of over 3,000 mental and other health topics as described, illustrated and investigated by the New York Times, including in-depth articles on anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol reliance and more. 

Campus Resources

Counseling Services - Morningside

For trauma support and short-term counseling, referral for ongoing mental health services and student support groups. 

Lerner Hall, 8th Floor

Counseling Services - Barnard

For trauma support and short-term counseling, referral for ongoing mental health services and student support groups. 

100 Hewitt Hall, 1st Floor

Counseling Services - CUIMC

For trauma support and short-term counseling, referral for ongoing mental health services and student support groups. 

Haven Tower 1, Suite 1D
60 Haven Ave./169th & 170th

50 Haven Athletic Center

With a pool, cardio equipment, a squash court, yoga and aerobics classes, lockers, showers and towel rental. 

50 Haven, Level 3B
50 Haven Ave./169th & 170th St.

Office of the University Chaplain

Faith-based support and identity-based counseling, on-campus worship, and other programs; confidential counseling on a walk-in basis or by appointment. 

710 Lerner Hall

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Provides and supports mentoring, advocacy, programming and education for intercultural communication, constructive interaction and mutual understanding. 

510 Lerner Hall

Alice! Health Promotion

Alice! Health Promotion connects students with information and resources on a broad range of health-related topics. 

John Jay Hall, 3rd Floor
114th/Amsterdam Ave.
212-854-5453 | Email

Center for Student Wellness (CUIMC)

Free and confidential wellness appointments to help students find a solution-based approach to personal, academic and professional concerns. 

50 Haven, Suite 107 and Room 101
50 Haven Ave./169th & 170th St.

Dodge Fitness Center

Offering a variety of fitness classes, an indoor running track, 25-yard pool, a multipurpose gym, cardiovascular and strength training equipment, showers, towel rentals and a sauna. 

3030 Broadway

Other Tools

Columbia Health and CUIMC Student Health Service offer external resources that are not diagnostic but are meant to be educational and to help you better understand behavior. Columbia does not endorse or accept responsibility for external websites.

Self-assessments from CUIMC Student Health Service
Take self-screening/online questionnaires about depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. These do not substitute assessments with a mental health professional.

Headspace App
Described as, “a gym membership for the mind,” Headspace provides meditation techniques and exercises for a healthier and happier mind.

Sleep Assessment and Resources
Take an online sleep assessment to get real-time personalized feedback, start your own sleep diary, access sleep tips and resources, and send personalized sleep e-cards. From Alice! Health Promotion.

Alcohol Self-Assessment
Complete a quick online questionnaire and optionally participate in the Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention of College Students (BASICS) one-on-one sessions, free and open to all Columbia University students.

Marijuana Self-Assessment
Complete a quick online self-assessment and get personalized feedback with the option to connect to campus health promotion professionals if you want to learn more.