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STUDENT FLOURISHING

CSC is dedicated to advancing the well-being and flourishing of UVA students during their time on Grounds and beyond. We provide numerous classes, events, and resources to support this mission throughout the year.

Read UVA's article on the Contemplative Commons, A Place to Learn and Flourish.


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ACADEMIC OFFERINGS

CSC offers this 3-credit flagship class each fall semester. The course is open to any undergraduate from any school, discipline, or intended major. Students explore a balance of theory and practice organized into five domains: self-awareness, well-being, connection, wisdom, and integration. Each week the course focuses on a single quality of flourishing through scientific research, humanistic reflection, and artistic expression, as well as a detailed set of contemplative practices.
 
“The Art and Science of Human Flourishing” was developed as part of the Student Flourishing Initiative, a collaboration among scholars at UVA, Penn State, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
 
Spring and Summer 2021 Courses
Among CSC’s spring 2021 offerings are brand new 3-credit courses that integrate contemplative theories and practices with explorations of racial justice, purpose, and creativity and several 1-credit courses with a contemplative focus, such as mindfulness or yoga. Learn more.
 
Across UVA
Each semester CSC staff curate a full list of UVA courses across disciplines that explore well-being and flourishing. See the list
 

CO- and EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

Contemplative Classes: Yoga, Mindfulness, and More
CSC offers an extensive schedule of free classes throughout the week on a variety of yoga styles, mindfulness meditation, T’ai Chi, and more. Learn more and register
 
Student Mindfulness Meetups 
CSC hosts these weekly mindfulness groups exclusively for students in partnership with (CAPS). Make mindfulness a habit by joining a group this semester! Learn more
 
Live Guided Meditations
  • Daily 10: These brief contemplative moments are led by UVA students and CSC instructors live on Instagram Sun–Thurs. Learn more
  • Virtual Meditation on the Lawn: These Brief, 7-8 minute meditation sessions are led by different instructors and inspiring UVA leaders every Monday at 7:50am ET. Learn more and register
Digital Tools and Apps 
  • Insight Timer: UVA students have free premium access to thousands of guided meditations, courses, and other digital content from renowned contemplative experts. Follow CSC in the app to find our curated playlists. Download the app and learn more
  • Student Flourishing App Coming 2021: CSC is developing a new mobile app to help you track, schedule, and learn about behaviors, practices, and tiny habits that support your well-being and flourishing. Bookmark www.flourishinghabits.org to stay informed!
Customized Programs for Student Groups
CSC can provide customized programming for any student group, Greek organization, club, or residential floor on contemplation, mindfulness, building resilience, and many other topics relevant to student well-being and flourishing. Contact us at csc.virginia.edu for more information. 
 

INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Become a CSC student employee or intern or apply for our student-athlete leadership program in partnership with UVA Athletics called the Citizen Leaders and Sports Ethics Community Impact Fellowship. Contact csc@virginia.edu to learn more about these opportunity
 

STAY TUNED!


FlourishingatUVA.org
This new website coming in 2021 will aggregate opportunities, resources, and events across Grounds 
that are relevant to student well-being and flourishing.

Contemplative Commons
We will break ground in August on this innovative new UVA building that will offer cutting-edge experiential classrooms, labs, studios, and contemplative spaces for the UVA community to learn and connect. 

University of Flourishing: CSC will launch this online library and interactive portal in 2021.  The University of Flourishing will offer world-quality content, events, and classes from an international network of universities devoted to transforming education towards greater student flourishing.