Active Minds (UCLA Chapter) is a national organization which aims to educate students on UCLA’s campus and the surrounding Los Angeles community of the importance of advocating for mental health, awareness of the stigma associated with mental illness, and taking action against suicide. We provide information and resources about mental health and illness on and off campus.
body image task force.
The Body Image Task Force aims to help UCLA students cultivate healthy and positive body images. Our programs address various causes of and topics relating to poor body image such as eating disorders, peer and media influences, health and nutrition, and the relationship between body image and mental health. Through our programs, we hope every student on UCLA’s campus not only accepts but celebrates their bodies.
bruin consent coalition.
Bruin Consent Coalition is an organization that supports survivors of sexual assault. We are dedicated student activists who work to raise awareness and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence. We host and co-host various events and educational programs that focus on a variety of issues related to sexual violence and topics of consent. In addition to this, we also advocate for survivor’s rights and resources on a campus, state, and federal level in policies and laws. We also engage in various forms of arts activism through displays, like The Clothesline Project, photo series, and graphic series.
The mission of BruiNecessities Committee lies in the belief that student success is dependent on student wellness. It looks to support UCLA by raising awareness to the lack of basic resources available on campus and seeks to fill these gaps by working with different entities on campus to bring programs and services to students. BN was initiated from two disparate and unaddressed needs on campus– the service of free menstrual hygiene products on campus and free oral health screenings– but the committee’s reach goes beyond these areas in addressing hygiene, food insecurity, and more. BN links students to relevant off campus entities and advocates on their behalf in basic needs as well.
Bruin Run/Walk is responsible for putting on one of the biggest student-run events on campus every year: a 5k event in the spring that benefits the Chase Child Life Program at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. It brings together students, faculty and members of the greater LA community to benefit the children’s hospital. There will be live performances, free food and giveaways.
cpr and first aid.
CPR and First Aid are potentially life saving skills that can be learned in as little as four hours. Our committee works to provide for both UCLA students and surrounding community members the opportunity to learn these essential skills at a reduced cost. With American Heart Association certified instructors chosen from the undergraduate population at UCLA working in conjunction with the nearby Center for Pre-hospital Care, we strive to provide top-quality, low-cost certification.
As the worlds population continues to grow and put a strain on our environment, it is more important now than ever before to be cautious and careful about the environmental impact we have in our communities. The consequences of degrading environmental health directly relates the personal health and wellness and SWC EARTH addresses several topics that are important to the health of not only the student body, but the UCLA campus and the Westwood community as a whole.
health, nutrition, & fitness.
HNF’s mission is to put on events that promote overall health and wellness by teaching students how best to balance a healthy diet and exercise regimen amidst their hectic college schedule. Because HNF is run completely by students, we know how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while juggling the requirements of college life. Part of our goal is to expose and connect students to the various fitness instructors, health services and nutrition/fitness groups offered on campus in order to make it easier for students to practice and adopt healthy habits that will benefit them throughout their tenure at UCLA.
SEARCH stands for Student Education And Research of Contemporary Health and is one of the 12 health committees under the largest student-run health organization at UCLA, SWC (Student Wellness Commission). Our committee aims to ensure that all information received by the student body is relevant and factual. Members of SEARCH conduct student population research and educate students on various health topics through outreach events and online writing platforms. SEARCH takes a holistic approach to health, tackling all aspects of the college lifestyle. So whether you’re interested in nutrition, fitness or mental health, our committee is determined to bringing the truth about these topic to the student population!
Sexperts’ goal is to talk about something people often don’t like to talk about: sex! From pleasure to STIs and from contraceptives to consent, Sexperts promotes inclusive and honest discussions across campus. We help to eradicate gender based violence, engage the campus and start important conversations through workshops, panels, activities and advocacy projects. Educators, advocates, health promoters and supporters of all people, Sexperts believes that sexuality is an important part of a person’s health and well-being. We are dedicated to educating the UCLA community about sexual health, pleasure, consent and communication. As members of the Student Wellness Commission, we also show how these integrate into a person’s overall health.
Total Wellness is a division of the Student Wellness Commission that is dedicated to spreading awareness of and sharing knowledge on issues of student health and health care through annual magazine publications and frequent website articles. By providing an understanding of health and lifestyle issues, elucidating health concepts, providing recommendations for physical, mental, and social well-being, and making visible and accessible various health resources, programs, and events occurring at UCLA. Total Wellness seeks to empower students with up-to-date and accurate knowledge on the appropriate management of their health.