The Wellness at Penn initiative led by Chief Wellness Officer, Benoit Dube and the Office of the Provost, affirms wellness as a core priority and necessary driver of life on campus. A key aim of the initiative is to provide avenues of dialogue and collaboration for the wide range of partners advancing wellness on campus.
In support of this goal, we partnered with the University Faculty Senate in 2019 to launch a Your Big Idea challenge to crowdsource ideas to enhance wellness for faculty, staff, and students at the University of Pennsylvania.
More than 400 creative ideas for services, programs, amenities, and resources were submitted. Fourteen semifinalists delivered pitches to a panel of judges and an audience at the Enhancing Wellness at Penn: Big Idea Pitch event. Three winners were chosen to receive funding from the Office of the Provost to implement their ideas. Learn more about the winners below.