spiritual wellness

A spiritually-well person understands the values and beliefs that guide their actions within the world. They see meaning and purpose that provides oneness with the universe, allowing a sense of balance and inner peace.

What is spiritual wellness and why is it so Important? Learn more about spiritual wellness. This article contains related activities.

Mindfulness and Self-Reflection Instruction/Inspiration

How to Practice Mindfulness (Quick read article with pictures and step-by-step instructions) 

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes (Ted Talk Video 9 minutes) "When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)"

Increase your self-awareness with one simple fix (Ted Talk Video 17 minutes) "We'd all like to believe we're self-aware, but in reality, the facts point to a more sobering truth. Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich has spent the last 4 years researching what it truly means to be self-aware, and in the process, has made a surprising discovery about human perception. In this illuminating talk, Eurich dissects common misbeliefs about introspective thinking and provides a simple way we can get to know ourselves just a little bit better." 


Peaceful Locations

Tampa Campus Serenity Room  The Serenity Room provides an environment to relax, meditate and reflect. It is located on the 3rd floor of the Marshall Student Center (behind New Student Connections).

St. Pete Campus Wellness Room
We maintain a collection of educational resources in our Wellness Room. The purpose of the Wellness Room is to provide a quiet place for students, faculty and/or staff to achieve their goals of wellness. The Wellness Room is open anytime during business hours and can be accessed without an appointment.


Campus & Local Ministries

Tampa Bay Baptist Association   Find a list of churches and news throughout Hillsborough and Pasco counties.

Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg Find churches, schools and events throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties.

Cru (Tampa Campus) 

Excerpt from website: "Cru is a Christian campus ministry all around the world. We have & are developing movements on campuses throughout Tampa Bay of disciples of Jesus Christ. This is a place where students can connect to one another & Jesus, and be a part of impacting their campuses and the world beyond."

USF employees can contact John Schneider at  John.Schneider@cru.org for more information  on how to connect.

St. Anselm’s Episcopal Chapel Center (Tampa Campus 12849 USF Sycamore Drive)  

All regular activities (Sunday Eucharist, Thursday Evening Prayer, and Tuesday Noon Eucharist) are open to employees. The Rev. Scott Nonken at snonken@episcopalswfl.org has some limited availability to provided one-on-one spiritual direction as well.

Hillel Academy Jewish resources throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

The Harbor at USF (Christian) 
(Tampa Campus 12705 USF Sycamore Drive)

Excerpt from website: "The harbor is all about creating community with college students and young professions. We want to get you plugged in to a group that you can do life with and make life-long friendships!"
Typical hours of operation are 
Monday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm

Islamic Community of Tampa 

Excerpt from website: "The Institution Dedicated to the Betterment of Muslims and the Society at Large"