Why The WELL
More Than a Gym
The WELL is a part of Union WELL Inc. which is a proud member of the Sacramento State Division of Student Affairs. Union WELL Inc. exists for the benefit of students, offering a welcoming environment in which students, faculty, staff and alumni may participate in campus life. The WELL Campus Recreation Center is so much more than a gym! Our mission, structure, programs, and services are rooted in social responsbility. The WELL is an investment you can be proud of!
Union/WELL Inc. employs approximately 200 student part-time staff. The WELL is committed to developing students professionally through innovation, collaboration, and education. Student Development is an intentional practice of maintaining the student experience outside of academics, as well as, practical application of critical thinking and professional skills to prepare for life after graduation.
The Well is a LEED Green Building project. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is governed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
There are several levels of LEED certification that a project can achieve: Basic, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. These certifications are based on a point system for meeting environmental goals in new construction of a building. The Well has earned Gold Certification with 41 points in the following categories: Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Process, and Sustainable Sites.
Union/WELL Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit that exists for the benefit of Sacramento State students, affiliates, and alumni. The WELL is a campus auxiliary. The majority of funding for The WELL comes from student fees. There is no additional fee to use The WELL for Sac State Students. The Well has been funded by a fee voted on by the students. All students are eligible for membership to The Well as part of the student fees they pay each semester in their tuition.
According to the Institute of Higher Education, student engagement has direct benefits to academic success. The WELL uses 7-dimentions of Wellness to create programs and services that encourge student engagement outside of the classroom.