Social well-being

The ability to form and maintain meaningful relationships with other people and interact in healthy, positive ways

Students get popcorn at a club fair outside the JCSU

Humans are social animals who live in society and depend on each other not only for entertainment but for survival. Developing and maintaining positive relationships that expand and strengthen your social support system can lead to many benefits such as stress reduction and increased life satisfaction thereby contributing to your overall well-being.

Support your social well-being

Build relationships that foster trust and use healthy communication focused on active listening, assertiveness, and fair fighting.

Make yourself approachable by putting your cell phone away and greeting others with a smile when walking around campus.

Introduce yourself to others in class, form study groups, and get involved in campus life by attending events and joining clubs.


  • Do I feel a sense of belonging in my community?
  • Do I feel that I am a person who other people like to be around?
  • Do I have a strong, positive social network?
  • Do I have at least one close friend in whom I can confide and trust?
  • Do I feel comfortable communicating face-to-face with others?
  • How often do I feel lonely?
  • When I meet people, do I feel good about the impression I make on them?
  • Do I participate in a wide variety of social activities and enjoy being with people who are different than me?
  • Do I consider how what I say might be perceived by others before I speak?
  • Am I open to a loving and respectful relationship?