Live Well, Be Well @ Mathey 2020-2021
We recognize that your personal journey to wellness is lifelong, and we don’t expect you to figure it out all on your own. Getting deliberate about your personal health will allow you to feel confident, in control, and capable so that you can thrive personally, socially, and academically.
Balancing your personal well-being with the demands of Princeton life can be tough at times, but it is absolutely doable. Allow us to guide and support you as you figure out how to Live Well & Be Well @ Mathey.
Throughout the fall and spring semesters we will offer a variety of formal and informal activities, spaces, and resources meant to empower and inspire a healthy lifestyle and sense of well-being.
Here’s peek at what we’ve planned:
Relaxation Station: A designated 24/7 spot in the Mathey lounge where you can decompress and enjoy crafts, puzzles, and games, either alone or with friends. On a regular basis, we will also offer activities, such as petting sessions with Sunny the dog or pop-up massage appointments during Reading Period. You might be pleasantly surprised with occasional snacks and prizes.
Impressive giveaways related to health and wellness! We will surprise and delight you with Mathey gear that you can use as you learn and practice healthy habits.
Weekly themes, related to personal health and well-being: Look out for regular emails and social media posts on a variety of topics, as well as suggestions for how to get support at Mathey or the wider university community.
“Just for the Health of It” Challenge: A four-week roadmap of optional well-being related activities for you to try in your own time and in your own way. Each week offers 14 suggestions, and, if you complete 5 or more activities in a designated week you can claim a wellness reward in the College Office between 9AM and 5PM.
Wellness options, at your fingertips: Mathey College and Princeton have much to offer as you explore your personal path to wellness. We will keep you up to date on the many offerings, including wellness workshops, yoga and mindfulness classes, study breaks, and other pop-up programs.
Me, Darley Cepin, your Director of Student Life (DSL)
I am here to support and enhance your time at Princeton, focusing on your non-academic priorities and concerns. I am always available, whether it be for a quick hello or a more substantial conversation. We can discuss your concerns – whether they are about yourself, a family member, friend, or roommate – including sexual health, substance use, sleep, mental health, and/or stress. My office is a judgment free zone, so we can cover topics you might otherwise be uncomfortable sharing with friends or family.
Resident College Advisors (RCAs)
There are 15 RCAs at Mathey, and you can find them all listed here: https://matheycollege.princeton.edu/people/student-staff/resident-college-advisers
RCAs are your built-in support system and they love hearing from their zees! Your RCA is interested in what you have to say, whether it's a big concern or just something small that's been nagging you.
Peer Health Advisors (PHAs),
Mathey has 6 PHAs:
- Cat Song '21 (email@example.com)
- Ben Harrison '22 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Hana Jiang '21 (email@example.com)
- Phoebe Warren '21 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kennedy Casey '21 (email@example.com)
- Annabel Lee '20 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just like RCAs, they provide support and referrals for other students. They also work to raise awareness, provide education, and serve as a resource for students on a wide variety of health issues, including: sexual health, sleep, stress, mental health, and substance use.
UHS, University Health Services
UHS is a fully accredited health care facility that provides quality medical, mental health and wellness services to Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students. Staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the academic year.
CPS, Counseling and Psychological Services, https://uhs.princeton.edu/counseling-psychological-services
If you’re not sure whether counseling can help, make an appointment for an initial consultation to talk about it. There’s no obligation to continue after the first appointment, and it’s free! Call 609-258-3141 or just walk in during business hours to make an appointment for an initial 20-minute consultation. You can also schedule your initial consultation appointment online.
Bookmark the UMatter Now mobile website on your phone's home screen for easy, on-the-spot access. https://umatternow.princeton.edu
UMatter Now has great information about mental distress, as well as alcohol and unwanted sexual encounters, that can help you intervene quickly and safely. Connecting Matters is part of the UMatter framework, and focuses on mental health distress.
Tiger Safe is Princeton’s official health and safety app for the campus community. The app features emergency contacts, crisis alerts, in-app tip reporting, location services, and a variety of health, safety and wellness resources. The app empowers you with the tools you need to be prepared, mitigate dangers and respond appropriately to situations that occur.
Tiger Safe is available to download free from iOS or Android. Go to https://www.apparmor.com/clients/princeton.edu/
Office of Religious Life
The chaplains in the Office of Religious Life are available to provide pastoral care and spiritual counseling. The denominational chaplains are also glad to be in pastoral conversation with you and can be found by following this link to the chaplaincies, http://religiouslife.princeton.edu/chaplaincies-groups