Welcome to Social Wellbeing Month!
So I’m sure we’ve all taken those personality tests that gauge our levels of how much of an introvert or extrovert we are. Some of us lean entirely to one side, and some of us gather in the middle, but regardless we are all in some way vying our actual level of social engagement with the need to be welcomed and accepted by others. The truth is, what is social wellbeing? Who constitutes how social or anti-social you can be? Some nights it’s a “let’s chill in the residence hall night” and some nights its a “let’s go to this concert or party” night.
Social wellbeing can be defined as “the extent to which you feel a sense of belonging and social inclusion.” Our social well being can impact our overall quality of life and how we feel connected and supported in society.
At Wake Forest, there are many ways for you to get involved in finding where you belong and make those integral connections. Next week on Tuesday, September 3rd, Wake Forest will host an Involvement Fair as a way for new and returning students to connect to opportunities on campus. At the fair, you will be able to meet the over 150+ organizations and programs that Wake Forest has to offer.
Login to The Link to see all of the student organizations, their contact information, and information about upcoming events. It may also be a good rule of thumb to visit the university events page: http://events.wfu.edu/ to see all of the cultural programs, discussions, and forums that may interest you.
Tips for being involved on campus and taking your socializing to the next level:
No matter what club(s) you join, play, or recital you see, your level of social engagement is entirely up to you. Make the most of your college experience and remember, there is a place for you at Wake Forest!