Student Wellness
Student Wellness

Ethics and Principles

Student Wellness shares these fundamental assumptions about the role of health in higher education from the 2011 Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS):

  • There is a reciprocal relationship between learning and health, as well as a direct connection between the academic mission of higher education and the well-being of students
  • In the broadest sense, health encompasses the capacity of individuals and communities to reach their potential
  • Health transcends individual factors and includes cultural, institutional, socioeconomic, and political influences
  • Health is not solely a biomedical quality measured through clinical indicators
  • Health and social justice are inextricably connected
  • Both individual and environmental approaches to health are critical

Citation: (Council for the Advancement of Standards, 2011)

Student Wellness seeks to advance Iowa State University’s Principles of Community and the American College Health Association – Ethical Principles and Guidelines in our practice. 

Iowa State University Principles of Community 

American College Health Association – General Statement Ethical Principles