Wellness at RU

Hopkins 5K Run
In keeping with the Rockhurst University core value of “cura personalis,” which means “care for the whole person,” the University works to promote health and wellness among faculty, staff and students. Resources to support a healthy lifestyle, which includes physical, spiritual and mental health, are available to the campus community.

The RU Health and Wellness Committee promotes these efforts.


RU Counseling Services
Learn more about on-campus services, and find numerous online resources meditation, sleep, stress management, as well as resources for parenting college students.

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Financial Considerations for College Students

Active Minds at Rockhurst University
In 2017, this organization was recognized as a "Five Star Chapter" by the national organization for their effort in mental health awareness and encouraging students to speak about mental health, and seek help when needed.


RU Health Services
This site provides access to student forms related to student insurance, drug and alcohol education, as well as information on the Neighborhood Walk-in and Family Care Clinic.

Exercise is Medicine
Rockhurst University is registered as an Exercise is Medicine Campus and aims to promote an active lifestyle to pursue healthy mind, body and spirit. The links provided here provide background information on the importance of exercise to health, and the EIM initiative. The RU EIM program received Bronze Level Recognition at the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine National meeting for efforts in promoting health and fitness on campus. 

A Healthier You:
The new “A Healthier You” portal brings those insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield a personalized health action plan and tracking tools so you can earn rewards for taking steps to manage and improve your health. 

Nutrition Resources from the American Dietetics Association
Expert blogs, nutrition advice, recipes, daily nutrition tips, and resources for  a variety of dietary needs can be found on this site.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Fit Society Newsletters
Access expert advice on nutrition, fitness, and health through quarterly newsletters found on this site.

American Cancer Society Smoking Cessation Resources
Rockhurst University is a tobacco-free campus. The information on this link may be helpful to develop a plan to stop smoking.

Faculty/Staff Specific Resources:

Employee Assistance Program:
Log on with your access code Rockhurst and discover the wealth of information to help you achieve whole health. Employees can use the Online Intake Tool to request an EAP session quickly and confidentially.


Rockhurst University Mission and Ministry Resources
This site offers numerous resources spanning from daily prayer reflections, social justice volunteer opportunities, to Jesuit publications. Note additional RU Mission and Ministry information can be found on the navigation bar at the left side of the screen.