Medical Insurance Plan
Quinnipiac has partnered with Gallagher Student Health to offer a health insurance plan especially for students. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on and off campus, and includes special cost-saving features to help keep the coverage as affordable as possible. Because all full-time students must maintain major medical insurance, this plan is a hard waiver program, which means that students can opt out (waive the insurance) only if they can present evidence of other health insurance under a plan that provides benefits equal to or greater than the Quinnipiac University Student Health Insurance Plan.
Students must document evidence of coverage and make an online waiver decision by September 15. If no action is taken by September 15, students will be charged for medical insurance. After September 15, the charges cannot be reversed. For additional information regarding the plan, please visit the Gallagher Student website
What is CARE? The Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community through proactive, coordinated, and deliberate approaches by identifying, assessing, managing and reducing any student interpersonal or behavioral concerns.
Who serves on the CARE Team? The CARE Team is a partnership of various university offices that is supported by the Office of the Dean of Students. Team members include all Residential Life Professional Staff, select staff from Counseling, Student Health Services, Graduate Student Affairs, Religious Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Veteran and Military Affairs, Title IX, Department of Cultural and Global Engagement and Student Affairs.
How often do you meet? The CARE team meets weekly to review and discuss new referrals, ongoing cases and the best course of action to support students of concern.
How are referrals submitted? CARE referrals are submitted by faculty, staff, students, and community members using this form CARE and Conduct Incident Reporting Form. More information on CARE including a list of referal examples.
National Suicide Prevention Week
National Suicide Prevention Week was September 5th-11th. The week focused on showing support for people struggling with suicidal thoughts, family members and friends who have passed and devoting time to deepen the conversation and connection with others. QU Health and Wellness & Counseling hosted a Tie Dye event on September 7 where students got to bring their white clothes to Tie Dye. QU Health and Wellness & Counseling also teamed up with Intermural Team sports to support each other by holding a Virtual 5k. They engouraged students to walk or run and connect with the environment during the weekend of September 9-11, earning a T-shirt upon completion of the 5K.
Each fall, Counseling Services sponsors an event called Fresh Check Day. FCD is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event for colleges that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. FCD aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available to them.
We encourage all students, staff and faculty to become involved in FCD, by volunteering, donating and attending. This year FCD is on Tuesday October 5, from 11am – 2pm, located on Bobcat Way. Please stop by and participate in this inspirational event. For more information please contact Mary.pellitteri@QU.edu.
Reflective Hike to Yoga program promotes balance in the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of our lives. The program is comprised of guided reflection, yoga and hiking. To participate, students can meet at Sleeping Giant Park at 4:30pm on Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25. Sign up on www.imleagues.com
Spinning® is my Self-Care is an outdoor Spinning® event with swag and prizes! All the Spinner® bikes will be moved to the brick patio outside of the Rocky Top Student Center cafeteria for a full day of workouts. Sign ups will be open that week on www.imleagues.com
Women’s Self Love Workshop is a 4 week series that meets in SC 216 on Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, and Oct. 12. We will use the "Self-Love workbook for Women" to fine tune self love and self care.
Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the wellness programs or follow up on Instagram @quwellness for more information and tips.