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Join the Work in Progress Challenge! Each week we will send you self care opportunities in the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social dimensions of wellness for a chance to win prizes!

The challenge begins Monday, March 11th and ends Sunday, April 7th, however, you can join anytime!

How to participate:

Step 1: Sign up for the challenge here
Step 2: Wait for your weekly email from us with challenge opportunities!
Step 3: Complete a challenge listed and let us know how it went!

Information about our prizes:

After the four weeks of the WIP Challenge, we will draw names to determine who wins our prizes! Winners will be able to choose between a Stanley Cup, humidifier, migraine cap, weighted blanket or a weighted blanket/stuffed animal. Every challenge you complete and reflect on is an entry to win. 

Understanding ourselves and coping effectively with the challenges life can bring, while learning to express and manage an entire range of human emotions in healthy ways

Challenge Opportunities: 
Attend Counseling at the Counseling Center
   - The Counseling Center is a FREE service for JCU students. Located at the Garden Level of Dolan Hall, available anytime from 8:30am to 5:00pm (with evening hours available by appointment.) To schedule, call 216-397-4283 or use the online portal to request an appointment.
Listen to an episode of the JCU Counseling Center’s Podcast
   - click HERE to listen 
Wellness Coaching or a Check-in
   - Meet with a staff member or student to talk about wellness related topics from transitioning to college to quitting vaping and everything in-between, email, or fill out the sign up form, to set up a meeting
Be on a Work in Progress Poster  
   - Information on the Campaign
   - Sign up here 
Register for a QPR Training
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  The sessions are:
    - Tuesday, March 12th at 5:00pm
    - Tuesday, March 19th at 5:00pm
    - Wednesday, April 3rd at 4:00pm
    - Friday, April 5th at 1:00pm
    - Tuesday, April 9th at 5:00pm
Join Group Therapy
Group Therapy will be starting after Spring Break, so there is still time to sign up!
     Relationships Group:
Start Date and Time: Thursday, March 14th at 3:00 pm
Location: University Counseling Center Conference Room
Duration: Weekly on Thursdays for 8 weeks
      Anxiety & Depression Group:
Start Date and Time: Thursday, March 14th at 10:00 am
Location: University Counseling Center Conference Room
Duration: Weekly on Thursdays for 6 weeks
Attend Wellness in the Stacks
   - Monday, March 11th from 7-9pm in the Library
   - Decorate your own tote bag or bookmark and pet some therapy dogs!
   - Yoga with Adrienne, Yoga by Candace, Do Yoga with Me
   - Clear the Clutter to Calm Down, Exam Success 
   - 20 Powerful Journal Prompts for Stress Relief
Make a to-do list 
   - Trello, Google Keep, Todoist
Make art
   - 5 Art Therapy Exercises to Add to Your Self-Care Routine


Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep, as well as preventing illness and injury or managing chronic health conditions

Attend a Workout Class at Corbo 
     - Class Schedule is HERE                                                                                                                             -The "Find your Why" Women and NonBinary Workout from 6-8pm on Wednesday, March 20th in Corbo                                                                                                                                                           -The "Find your Why" Men's Yoga Class from 6-7pm on March 21st in the Fitness Studio
Visit a Nutritionist
     - Students can call the JCU Health Center at (216) 397-4349 or email to make a free appointment

Sign up for an intramural sport        
     - Registration for volleyball, soccer, floor hockey and pickleball closes March 11th                                  Track your sleep patterns for a week                                                                                                             - Sleep Cycle
Be physically active 3-4x this week 
     - Fiton, Map my Fitness, Nike Training Club
     - BeFit Youtube Page

Reduce or stop the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
 - Take a marijuana tolerance break
     -  Smoking cessation
     - Email us at if you'd like to set up a 30 minute conversation about how to stop or reduce use of alcohol or other drugs
Take a solo walk or walk with a friend in nature
 Nature Center at Shake Lakes
    - Acacia
    - Other Cleveland Metroparks
Cook a healthy meal
 - 30 Easy Recipes for College Students                                                                                                Attend Wellness in the Stacks                                                                                                                -Monday, March 18th from 7-9pm in the Library Atrium                                                                              -Decorate a water bottle and fill it up with fruit, electrolytes, and other additions!
Get STI Tested
-The Student Health Center will offer confidential, free testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV on Wednesday, February 20th, between 10 am and 1pm, on campus, in the student health center. 

Expending a sense of purpose and meaning in life, including one's morals and ethics.  It may or may not involve religious activities.

Challenge Opportunities: 
Attend any Campus Ministry event 
Attend a religious service - click HERE for our local mass schedule OR attend your own! 
Participate in community service
Center for Service and Social Action

Advocate for a social justice cause related to your faith 
     - Ignatian Solidarity Network
Catholic Relief Services
Have a conversation with somebody about your spirituality                                                                   Listen to Campus Ministry's Podcast
Take a mindful and reflective nature walk
     - Take a stroll through the Metroparks

Read something that connects you to your spiritual or religious beliefs
Practice yoga or meditation
      - Yoga with Adrienne, Yoga by Candace, Do Yoga with Me

Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and well-developed support system

Challenge Opportunities: 
Write a letter to a friend or family member
Attend a student organized event or meeting or join a JCU Club
     - Explore all clubs HERE

Talk with a Peer Mentor/RA/Resident Minister
Write a letter to a legislator about something you’re passionate about
     - Click here for tips 
Call up somebody you haven’t talked to in awhile

Get engaged with Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
      - Melt Peer Mentoring Program
Volunteer for something in the community