The Wellness Center, along with the campus’ partners, has launched You @ CSUSB where students can self-evaluate their wellness and access other campus resources.
The platform consists of three domains: Succeed, Thrive, and Matter. Sonia Martinez, who is the Wellness Supervisor of the Recreation and Wellness Center, said, “Given our seven dimensions of wellness on campus (Physical, Social, Intellectual, Financial, Emotional, Spiritual, and Environmental), we categorized each dimension of wellness to fit into the three given domains.”
The platform was created to serve as a resource where students can improve their overall wellness. Martinez said, “You @ CSUSB is here to aid students in becoming aware of their actions, thoughts, and emotions to support and enhance their wellness journey.”
Andrew Solano, a student who is working as a personal trainer at the Recreation Center, said, “You @ CSUSB is a confidential platform where students can take self-check assessments. It allows students to acknowledge certain patterns and habits they do and how it affects them.”
Solano continued to explain how the platform works. He said, “The software ranks how well you are doing in the different subdivisions of the areas and students can keep track of how they’re doing and see how they improve over time.”
Solano gave an example with the Thrive domain, which encompasses areas like depression, stress, fitness, and sleep. He says, “Let’s say they choose ‘Sleep,’ they can then see all resources available to them online concerning sleep strategies or even campus resources linked to the problem.”
Starla Crowley, another student who works as a personal trainer at the Recreation Center as well, believes this platform was created right on time, with students having to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Crowley said, “Honestly, it’s as if the resource center at school is trying to give students a virtual way to stay in touch with themselves.”
Crowley mentioned how stressful college can be and she thinks this platform is a beneficial tool for students. “I think this is a great way for students to dig a little deeper and get to know themselves. It’s overall wellness – so there is nutrition and fitness, but also finance, stress, anxiety, and unbalanced lifestyle advice. It really hits a lot of big topics students struggle with,” said Crowley.
Solano encourages students to try You @ CSUSB. He feels the platform gives many opportunities for personal growth. Solano shared, “It’s a great way to learn more about themselves, be more mindful, control any stress, learn how to improve themselves in different aspects.”
Crowley also advocates for students to hop on to at least do the self-checks. “In a perfect world, all students would spend 30 minutes every morning doing some type of self-reflection or journaling because it truly makes an impact in people’s lives,” said Crowley. She understands that everyone does self-care in different ways and she thinks that You @ CSUSB can help students find their own way to practice self-care.
“Logging in is simple,” said Martinez. “Students can access this platform by logging into their myCoyote and going to the “University Life” tile, or by using the link YOU.csusb.edu and logging in using their myCoyote credentials.”