2023 Wellness & Resource Fair
Thursday, April 20 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
First Floor Lobby
In alignment with this year's theme, "Be well, to do well", we welcome you to browse the wellness and resource fair and explore the many resources and services available at Drexel and beyond to help you maintain health and wellness as you navigate your academic program and research and look to enhance your experience.
Office of Counseling Services
Here at the Counseling Center, we take a flexible approach to wellness, offering students care that ranges from informal and informational to deep, intimate opportunities to grow through interpersonal connection. Our services include peer counseling, group counseling, individual counseling, case management for community referrals, BIPOC drop-ins, same-day appointments, crisis support, wellness workshops, and outreach events. Students and their clinicians work together to decide which option(s) best support their mental health. We respect students’ privacy and value their right to easily accessible mental healthcare. Thus, our services are free, confidential, and sensitive to the needs of a diverse student community. Telehealth and in-person appointments are available.
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The GSA is both the governing body for graduate students at Drexel and oversees the recognized graduate student organizations registered with Campus Engagement within Student Life. The GSA also advocates for and serves all graduate students across the University collaborating with the Graduate College and campus partners to enhance the graduate student experience. The GSA supports the recognized graduate student organizations to host hundreds of programs and events for the graduate student population at Drexel and to bring together students, postdocs, alumni, faculty and professional staff across academic disciplines and organizations. From research symposiums, academic panels, interdisciplinary workshops, and writing boot camps, to ski trips, dances, intramural sports and happy hours, there is something for everyone in our vibrant Drexel graduate student community.
International Graduate Student Association (IGSA)
IGSA is a graduate student organization which serves and engages Drexel's international graduate student population. IGSA hosts various events throughout the year to bring the international student population together and celebrate culture. Some events include the Festival of Nations, celebration of both U.S. and international holidays, such as the annual Thanksgiving Dinner, game nights, and events and attractions throughout Philadelphia!
Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement fosters a culture of civic responsibility by providing programs and resources that empower Drexel students and the broader university community to expand their civic identities through engagement in mutually beneficial partnerships that lead to a more just society. Stop by to learn more about volunteer and service opportunities.
Nutrition Sciences Services
Nutrition Sciences Services and the Center for Nutrition & Performance bring comprehensive, evidence-based nutritional services to Drexel University and the greater Philadelphia area. Our work is grounded in collaboration, cutting-edge research, and robust community outreach. The innovative programs of Nutrition Sciences Services and the Center for Nutrition & Performance reflect a deep commitment to helping others lead happy, healthy lives through the science of nutrition. The Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Practice at Drexel University is available to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Greater Philadelphia community. Meet one-on-one with a licensed registered dietitian for expert guidance on your unique nutritional needs. Learn to optimize eating habits, enhance athletic performance, or manage diseases through therapeutic diets. Initial sessions begin with a complete nutrition and medical history, analysis of current eating patterns, and nutritional education tailored to everyone’s individual needs to meet their goals. We believe you deserve to feel your best while meeting every challenge. Our nutrition practice has a demonstrable and significant impact on individuals managing chronic health conditions, athletes seeking to optimize their performance, and those who simply wish to put their best foot forward. Inquire or sign up today at NutritionAppts@drexel.edu.
Drexel currently has three therapy dogs, Espresso, Java, and Mocha Latte. At Drexel, we understand that navigating academic and research life, as well as other obligations, can be difficult. The therapy dogs are on campus 20 plus hours a week and available to encourage students to take a break by petting or hanging out with the pups who can provide some of the comforts of home, especially for those who may be missing family, friends or their own pets.
With the help of the entire Drexel community, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) works diligently to foster and maintain a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and neighbors in the surrounding community. The department’s holistic, community-oriented approach to safety includes: foot, bike, and vehicle patrols by our internationally accredited police department and contracted security officers, a state-of-the-art dispatch center staffed 24/7, walking escort services, Drexel ALERT text messages to relay timely information and stay connected to the community, and the use of technologies including closed-circuit cameras, blue-light emergency phones and the Drexel Guardian app. Officers regularly monitor the data and coordinate with other local law enforcement agencies and community organizations to respond to changing needs. Additionally, the Fire and Emergency Services unit provides information and resources to address fire safety, medical emergencies, and emergency preparedness services at Drexel.
As an official initiative of the European Commission, EURAXESS North America promotes transatlantic research collaboration, highlighting opportunities for European funding to researchers in the U.S. and Canada. EURAXESS North America shares information on the European Commission's current seven-year framework program for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, promoting Pillar I for bottom-up funding for individual researchers, and Pillar II for consortia working together to tackle global challenges. All EURAXESS services are free—you can subscribe to their bimonthly flashnote emails for events, news, and funding information and follow them on social media to stay in touch on all things Europe-U.S. research. All EURAXESS services are free! They will gladly take any and all questions from researchers.
In order to support the Drexel community with best-in-class resources to help navigate stress, anxiety and depression, Drexel partners with SupportLinc as its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. The EAP is designed to help you address the challenges that life, work and relationships can bring. You can access confidential, 24/7 counseling with a licensed professional in person or virtually. In-person and virtual counseling for short-term issues are available for up to six sessions per person, per issue, per year. SupportLinc is offered to benefits-eligible faculty and professional staff at no cost as part of our employee benefits package. Family and household members are also encouraged to access this benefit at no additional cost. SupportLinc services are also available to Drexel graduate students, Drexel retirees, as well as their family and household members, at no additional cost.