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Jags Live Well is a student-focused initiative promoting a lifestyle of holistic wellness. Living holistically aids in student success and retention. This initiative acts to educate students on the various dimensions of wellness and provides resources for overall well-being.  Each dimension of wellness affects your overall quality of life and striving for holistic wellness will help you achieve all of your goals.  These dimensions include emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being.

8 Dimensions of Wellness


Emotional Wellness

Being able to express feelings, adjust to emotional challenges, cope with life's stressors, and enjoy life.

Physical Wellness

Maintaining a healthy body with exercise, nutrition, sleep, and appropriate health care.

Financial Wellness

Understanding your finances and balancing your income with debt and savings.

Social Wellness

Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

Spiritual Wellness

Defining personal beliefs and values and creating meaning, purpose, and peace in life

Intellectual Wellness

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

Occupational Wellness

Exploring work that reflects personal values, interests, and beliefs

Environmental Wellness

Preserving our environment and spending time relaxing and exploring outdoor spaces.



Jags Live Well


Student Distress Guide

A flowchart to help guide distressed students to the appropriate resources for their needs.

Mental Health College Guide

The Jed Foundation and NAMI have partnered to create this guide for students, created by students.

Question. Persuade. Refer.

QPR trainees learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

Mental Health First Aid

Teaches trainees how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders - and how to connect those struggling to appropriate care.

Cost: $30 | Contact: Denise Kornegay

Headspace Registration

Offering 1000+ hours of mindfulness and sleep content and mini exercises for busy schedules. Proven to reduce stress in just 10 days.

Get Headspace at no cost, from USG Augusta University


Supporting Offices

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to supporting and advocating for students in need by providing resources, guidance, and intervention pathways.


Student Counseling and Psychological Services (SCAPS) provides walk-in crisis services and a range of prevention and outreach programming to our students. SCAPS also offers consultations and individual, couples, and group therapy.


The mission of Student Health Services is to provide quality health care and preventive services to AU students. AU’s Student Health Clinic offers a variety of services and sponsors several health awareness programs throughout the year.


The Office of Testing and Disability Services (TDS) helps ensure an accessible and positive college experience for students with disabilities. TDS offers a variety of testing services for students and non-student visitors to the testing center including: career certifications, test proctoring, and administration of assessments for academic admissions.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides opportunities for Augusta University students, faculty and staff to participate in physical activities like personal training, intramural and club sports, group and instructional fitness classes and outdoor adventures.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid works to offer scholarships, grants and other forms of aid to current and incoming students. Financial Aid facilitates the federal work study program and offers loan education (and other financial awareness programming) to students and the campus community.

Career Services

Career Services helps students to fully integrate their AU experience and create boundless futures.

Augusta University Health

Your Health Today

Your Health Today is a hub of wellness resources presented by Augusta University Health.

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Nutrition’s role in cervical cancer care and treatment

With January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Dietitians at the Georgia Cancer Center wanted to take time to discuss nutrition and cervical cancer, along with all other gynecological cancers. When looking into cancer prevention and survivorship in general, diet and exercise often come up. It is true several cancer types are linked to excessive weight and physical inactivity, including uterine and ovarian cancers. General healthy eating, such as a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and routine exercise can help reduce these risks.

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Should You Take Dietary Supplements to Fight Cancer?

Following a cancer diagnosis, it’s not unusual for individuals to research ways to boost immunity. Oftentimes, patients will head to the pharmacy and purchase an over the counter supplement without consulting their physician or dietitian. Not the smartest move. Many dietary supplements are associated with adverse reactions that may or may not affect the effectiveness of cancer treatment. Therefore, it is imperative that prior to implementation you discuss the usage of dietary supplements with your doctor and/or dietitian.

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Is organic best for reducing cancer risk?

Some consumers these days make a huge deal that organic foods are better than non-organic foods. But that is not entirely true. First off, what is organic? Organic foods are foods that follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) specific guidelines of growing, maintaining, and processing foods to earn the USDA certified organic seal if they are 100% organic.

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Soy, Dairy, and Cancer

Soy and dairy products have been controversial in the past whether they increase or decrease the risk of cancers. This confusion has continued to grow due to the lack of easy to interpret information available to the public. With the continued research throughout the years, studies have shown that when cancer patients incorporate soy and […]