Activism and Community Care

Throughout history and now, different systems, structures, and practices operate to marginalize and oppress people with certain identities and backgrounds.  Social determinants of health (e.g. access to education, access to care, socioeconomic conditions, availability of resources, social norms) and social forces (e.g. racism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, sexism) work to marginalize individuals as a result of their social conditions and their identities.   Student Health and Wellness recognizes that ongoing experiences with marginalizing and/or oppressive systems can negatively impact well-being and student success.

We must recognize and challenge the structures we have in place that oppress and harm marginalized communities on campus. The Student Health and Wellness Unit is committed to amplifying social justice as a movement, not just a moment.

Many ISU students, faculty, and staff are committed to campus-wide change to make a healthier, more equitable, and more just campus.

Activism REQUIRES prioritizing necessary self care and community care to heal, restore, and be well. Self-care is self-love!

Below are links to resources for students, faculty, and staff. These are not an exhaustive list of resources available. As we continue to build out this space, please contact Student Health and Wellness with suggestions and feedback. We welcome and appreciate your feedback as we continue to improve this space and our services available for the campus community.