Wellness Challenge

A six week campus-wide team challenge toward holistic wellness

January 7 - February 17, 2017

 The Challenge

This is a six week opportunity to challenge yourself to live a more healthy life by setting a personal improvement goal and tracking various aspects of wellness. Teams of four come together to encourage each other and to promote a little friendly competition.

Team Registration

Teams of four can consist of all students, all faculty/staff, or students and faculty/staff. Each team must have a team captain who's responsible for encouraging members to submit their weekly scorecards and who'll serve as the point of contact during the challenge. Registration opens December 1, 2016 and runs through 3pm on Friday, January 6, 2017 online. 


Score keeping begins Saturday, January 7, 2017 until the challenge ends on Friday, February 17, 2016. Each team member is responsible for completing and submitting their weekly scorecard online each week by Friday. Additional details will be provided to participants in a welcome email once registered.

Sample scorecard can be found here.

Giveaways, Prizes, and Awards

Wellness has its rewards! We work with amazing community partners to pull together prize packs worth thousands of dollars each year. In the past we've awarded massages, gym memberships, spa days, restaurant gift cards, fitness trackers, and much more.  Plus, everyone gets a little somthing for participating!

Anne E. Carragher

Anne was the first Director of Recreational Sports (now University Recreation). She was an amazing woman, well known and loved on this campus for 15 years. Anne passed away in 2006 from breast cancer and we carry this challenge on in her name and in her spirit. The challenge was founded in 1997 and it originated as a fun way to motivate the SU community to do something healthy during the dreary winter months.

The Five Dimensions of Wellness

  • Physical: Engaging in healthy activities, and taking care of one’s body, nutrition, fitness, medical self-care
  • Emotional: Developing self awareness, managing stress in healthy ways, care for emotional crisis, relaxation
  • Spiritual: Participation in a faith community, connection to something greater than one’s self, love, hope, peace, a sense of purpose
  • Intellectual: Education, thinking about things in new ways, mental stimulation, career development
  • Social: Healthy relationships with family, friends, and others, a sense of belonging, contributing to a community