Who are we?
UCLA’s Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center, envisioned and supported by Jane and Terry Semel, prioritizes the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff. It is a campus-wide effort to draw upon UCLA’s world renowned research and teaching, to find new and innovative ways to promote living well on campus, and to share that education and research with other communities, both locally and beyond. Since its inception, Semel HCI has acted as a spark plug and home for health-related work, helping to leverage the strengths of individuals and institutions on and off campus. Semel HCI promotes the “healthy choice as the easy choice” through its seven major thematic areas, called pods: BEWell, BreatheWell, EatWell, EngageWell, MindWell, MoveWell and ResearchWell.
Tune into our LiveWell Podcast!
Join us as we interview leading experts and discover new perspectives on health and well-being. Each episode, we will bring to you scientists and world-class operators who will share with you cutting-edge research and practices, and never-before broadcasted tips to live a more healthful life for yourself, community and our planet.
Learn about our pods
Hover over each icon to learn about each pod – to learn more about a specific pod, click on the icon to go to that pod’s website.
Click on one of the images below to learn more about resources that may interest you.
COVID-19 Well-Being Resources
Resources and advice for students, faculty and staff on maintaining mental health and well-being during the pandemic, information on psychological counseling and other services, and details on where to turn in a crisis
A MindWell pod-curated list of resources to explore on-campus and off to build resilience, practice, mindfulness, get involved, seek help for yourself or a friend, and more
A curated list of on-campus and virtual resources in the various domains of well-being (physical, financial, social, and emotional), including resources around food, stress, sleep, active transportation & commuting, and more