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Social Wellness

Social wellness is the ability to participate in a thriving community and create meaningful relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. It is comprised of ways to successfully interact with the people and environment around you. The core purpose of our university is “to transform lives for the benefit of society.” Whether you are a student or faculty or staff member, we can all work to improve our campus and the larger community.

Work/Life Balance

HR offers faculty and staff various options to assist in the delicate balance of work and personal life. Explore a list of resources available on and off campus, some tips on how to handle day-to-day issues, and services for all employees provided by HRS. Lactation/Quiet Rooms are available for nursing mothers or for those who require a place to rest due to medical reasons involving a non-contagious condition.


Volunteering can protect your health! According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, “those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.”

  • Can’t support the Hearts of Texas campaign financially? Did you make a contribution but want to do more? Consider volunteering your time with one of the non-profit organizations [PDF; EID required] that is part of our Hearts of Texas campaign.
  • Find volunteer opportunities in your community using the Hands on Network.

Get involved on campus and in the community

  • Check out the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement to stay up to date on activities across UT Austin and in the community.
  • Find ways to get involved on campus through the staff and faculty pages.
  • Help build a better Central Texas! The Community Action Network is a collaboration of organizations and individuals in Central Texas who are working together to build a community of equity and opportunity.

If you are aware of helpful services or information that should be listed on this page please let us know by emailing Healthpoint.wellness@austin.utexas.edu.