U + 1 = Well-Being Initiative

A 2009 study by the Journal of Exercise Physiology says a “supportive social atmosphere” of college exercise programs is likely a key factor in improving physical and mental health habits in college that carry over to midlife. By harmonizing our five dimensions of well-being (professional, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual), our community can flourish and be fulfilled where we live, learn, work, and play. The purpose of the U+1=Well-Being initiative is to provide this “supportive social atmosphere” to the Georgia Tech campus community, with the intention of improving all five dimensions of well-being through deliberate social interactions. It is our hope that every person within the Georgia Tech Community feels both connected to and supported by one another, creating a community of caring that encourages all of us to be Smart & Happy. Won’t you join us - and invite a friend to come along for the journey?

How Can I Get Started?

The CRC is kicking off this initiative with a social media challenge where you (and your +1) are rewarded with a sweet t-shirt. Keep reading to find out how you can own one of these coveted shirts and even have your social media post featured on the CRC website, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook page

Getting started is easy! Follow these steps for a fun, engaging experience on Georgia Tech’s campus – and don’t forget to pick up your t-shirt! 

1. Choose an event from the list below OR participate in one of the following activates (see chart below). 

2. Bring a friend (your +1) with you to the event. 

3. Snap a photo of you and your friend participating in the event or activity. 

4. Post your photo on Instagram along with the following tags: 

a. Use #uplusone somewhere in your post 

b. Tag the Office of Health & Well-Being, @gthealthwellbeing 

5. Show your post to the Member Services staff at the CRC for your free t-shirt for you and your +1 (limit 1 per person, please) 

6. Visit the CRC Facebook, HWB Instagram, and CRC Website regularly to see if your post is the featured photo of the week! 

7. Looking for more of a challenge? Complete 5+ events or activities using the criteria outlined in steps one through six AND use the hashtags listed for each event to receive a special prize. Participants that complete five or more events will also be featured on our U+1 Wall of Fame.

Upcoming Events

Event or Activity

Date (if applicable)

Special Hashtags

Kindness Coins

February 2017

#gtKindnessCoins

Hydration Station Volunteer

March 19, 2017

#gtHydrationStation

Take Back the Night

April 2017

#gtTakeBackTheNight

Teal Ribbon Day

April 2017

#gtTealRibbonDay

Stretch & De-stress: Yoga Class

March 31, 2017

#uplusone

The More Activity Pledge

May 2017

#WhatsYourMoreGT

Rec-A-Palooza

April 2017

#CRCrecacalooza

GIT FIT Group Fitness Class or Clinic

Spring 2017

#GITFITuplusone

ORGT Trip

Spring 2017

#ORGTuplusone

Intramural Sport

Spring 2017

#IMuplusone

USG Health Trails (Faculty & Staff only)

March 20-April 28

#GTHealthTrails

HWB Health Fair

May 10, 2017

#HWBHealthFair

President’s Walk

May 11, 2017

#PresidentsWalk