Your Health & Wellbeing

Free Athletic Facilities

There are a variety of CWRU athletic facilities available for students to use free of charge. Facilities include weight rooms, cardio equipment, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, a rock wall, and more. The closest facility to CIM is the Wyant Athletic & Wellness Center. For more information, including hours and access policies, please visit athletics.case.edu/facilities.

Health Talks on Campus

CIM has hosted Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist and creator of the Bulletproof Musician, for talks with CIM students. Noa specializes in teaching musicians how to utilize sport psychology principles and demonstrate their full abilities under pressure. Previous agendas have included sessions on beating anxiety, optimizing focus for peak performance, and improving practice habits. Learn more about Noa and the Bulletproof Musician framework by visiting bulletproofmusician.com.

Sleep Health

College-age adults need 7-10 hours of sleep per night, but most college students only sleep 6 hours. Lack of sleep is associated with physical and emotional risks, including a lowered immune system, increased weight gain, greater feelings of stress, lower GPA and overall academic performance, and increased mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

Adopting these healthy habits can help:

  • Go to bed every night at the same time and setting your alarm so you are waking up at a consistent time every morning.
  • Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine like reading a book or listening to soothing music.
  • Try to create a dark, quiet and comfortable environment for sleeping.
  • Avoid using electronics right before bed.
  • Avoid large meals and caffeine before bedtime.
  • Establish a regular exercise routine during the day to help you fall asleep more easily at night.

Sources: CDC and Southern Hampshire University

Tobacco, Alcohol & Drugs

CIM students can schedule tobacco cessation appointments through the CWRU University Health and Counseling Services. Appointments are one hour long and consist of 30 minutes with a behavioral health specialist and 30 minutes with a physician. Readiness to quit, strategies for abstinence and medication support will be assessed. To make an appointment and learn more, visit the UH&CS site.

UH&CS also offers a variety of services for students concerning the sensitive issues of alcohol use, drug abuse and dependency. Alcohol and drug abuse can affect people in a variety of ways and can impact individuals, friends and family members. Learn about services by visiting the UH&CS site.

Wellness Programs

Depression Screenings

Each semester, CIM provides walk-up depression and anxiety screenings with staff from University Health and Counseling Services. These screenings provide a baseline for students who may be interested in starting therapy or other mental health care through UH&CS.

Healthy Hearts

Held each year in February, the CIM Healthy Hearts program offers a variety of wellness resources to students. Services include emotional health screenings, massage therapy, opportunities to talk to nutrition and fitness professionals, and blood pressure checks. Students are also invited to write notes of appreciation to staff and faculty.

Massages

Throughout the year, the CIM Student Affairs team brings registered massage therapists to campus to provide walk-up service to students in need, free of charge.

Study Breaks with Therapy Dogs

Each semester around midterms and finals, the Residence Life team puts on a study break for all students. These much-needed breaks provide time and space to relax along with stress-busting activities, snacks and visits from therapy dogs.

Community Building

CWRU CampusGroups

Become a member of CWRU’s CampusGroups to learn about and get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations. You can also explore upcoming events on CampusGroups and meet more people, experience the campus and learn about topics that interest you.

LGBT Center

The CWRU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center’s vision is to foster an empowering, loving and equitable environment for our multifaceted community to thrive. The LGBT Center has been the recipient of multiple awards recognizing its outstanding work to make the campus a safer and more welcoming space. The Center provides a variety of programming for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. For more information, visit case.edu/lgbt.