Harper College is committed to providing a campus culture and environment that strives to promote and enhance the overall wellness of its students, staff, faculty and surrounding community. Harper Wellness provides various programs, events and resources so everyone is supported and best prepared to LEARN WELL. WORK WELL. and LIVE WELL.
Below are a list of several wellness resources and current programs. For more resources, visit the
Harper Wellness Resource page.
- Monkeypox: What you need to know on the latest monkeypox outbreak.
- 988: An easy-to-remember way for people to connect with help and support during a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis. Peole can call or text 988 or chat online (988lifeline.org) to be connected to trained counselors.
- Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care: Reproductive health care, including access to birth control and safe and legal abortion care, is an essential part of your health and well-being. While Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion remains legal in many states [including Illinois], and other reproductive health care services remain protected by law. Learn more about your reproductive rights.
- Coping with Race-Related Stress (resources and information provided by University of Illinois)
- Financial Aid and Scholarships: Information for Harper students on how to pay for college.
- Find Mental Health Resources: No matter what you’re facing, you deserve to be connected to help. Use the FIND HELP Tool to locate free or reduced cost counseling and other mental health resources
in your community. Select the level of care you’re looking for and enter your zip code.
- Frequently Asked Questions on How College Students Can Order Their Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits
- Harper Happenings: Stay up-to-date on various monthly events and programs that are happening across campus.
- How to Cope with Traumatic Events: How you feel about and respond to traumatic events may differ, but it’s important to know that it can have a very real impact on your mental health and well-being. And there are things you can do to cope and move through it. You deserve that support, and it will help.
- In-Person Group Exercise Classes at Harper College
- National Suicide Prevention Line
- PACE Bus Route: Pace is Back! A new bus route is arriving at Harper College on August 8. Pace will pilot a new route between the Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumbur an Harper's main campus starting August 8. Route 697 will make stops around Woodfield Mall nad along Meacham and Algonquin roads. The route will operate every 40 minutes each weekday, running from 6:49am - 7:22 p.m. One-way fares range from $1 to $2.25. Pace also has a Campus Connection pass for college students.
- Report a Concern at Harper College
- Resiliency and Well-Being Resources
- Student Insurance Options and Plans
- The JED Foundation: Tips to Manage Stress and Worries
- Voting in Illinois:
- Election Dates
- June 28: General Primary Election
- November 8: General Election
- Voter Registration & Voting
- WellTrack: WellTrack is a free resource that is available to all Harper students! WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental well-being. It is an online tool designed to help you understand your feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. WellTrack is confidential, anonymous, and secure.
For additional information and updates about the COVID-19 response at Harper College, please visit the Harper College advisory page.
The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2021. By applying early, you will be considered for the maximum number of financial aid awards. Read More
Every year, September marks Suicide Prevention Month, which is a month dedicated to discussing suicide prevention, mental health resources and bringing awareness to warning signs. In addition, September 6 - 12, 2020 marks National Suicide Prevention Week. While talking about suicide can sometimes feel like a taboo topic in society, it's important and necessary to be aware of the warning signs and ways in which we can talk openly and honestly about suicide in order to help reduce stigma and potentially save lives. Read More
As we begin a new semester, let’s not forget that we have the ability to help students start off on a positive note. Read More
COVID-19 is a pandemic that changed the sense of normalcy in many aspects of life, including education. Often, education is an in-person experience with hands-on and observation opportunities, so that students see first-hand how things work. Here are some tips and strategies to support your college student during this time. Read More
The reasons to work with a personal trainer are, literally, personal. Perhaps you want to learn how to exercise safely and effectively or need someone in your corner encouraging you. Maybe you need to be accountable to someone to keep working out or someone to develop a plan that will help you achieve your personal goal. Read More
What is well-being?
There are varying definitions for the term well-being. However, to put it simply, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines well-being as, “the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.”
Striving to be well and creating a sense of well-being is a lifelong and iterative process. There is no definitive endpoint. Maintaining or striving for positive well-being is the culmination of small things we can do over time to help improve or maintain our overall sense of happiness, health and resiliency.
This doesn’t mean that we can never be sick or have a bad day. Instead, when we experience those difficult moments in life, we have developed a variety of skills, knowledge and behaviors that make it easier to bounce back and manage those moments. To learn more, see our Wellness Dimensions page.
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Parking: The parking lot located nearest to the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is Lot 1. Students and visitors may park in parking spaces marked by yellow lines in our surface lots—no parking permit required. Red and blue spaces require a faculty/staff parking permit.
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