THR!VE - Health Promotion

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.

Wellness is more than being free from illness. There are many interrelated dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and occupational. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health.
—World Health Organization (WHO)

THR!VE—Health Promotion strives to create a campus culture which encourages and supports health-promoting behaviors and environments. We provide free health information, trainings, and health promotion counseling to all CSUSB students

Check out the current Health and Wellness Workshops and Group Therapy options:  

For more information about THR!VE - Health Promotion, please contact Ashley Spencer, Health Education Assistant, or call:  (909) 537-3655.

Presentations & Outreach

Throughout the academic year, THR!VE—Health Promotion Staff and Peer Health Educators, conduct FREE presentations and workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics including stress management, test anxiety, financial wellness, nutrition, sleep, alcohol, tobacco & other drugs, and sexual health. Any CSUSB faculty, staff and student can request a presentation or workshop for their class, department, and organization/club respectively of 10 or more students. Request a presentation / workshop.

The following are some of the more popular college health topics. If you have a particular subject or topic of interest, we would be happy to customize it accommodate your needs.

  • Self-Care
  • Coping with Anger
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Health at Every Size
  • Test Anxiety
  • Question Persuade Refer (suicide prevention)
  • The Buzz (alcohol education)
  • CHOICES (alcohol education)

THR!VE Peer Health Program

THR!VE Programs Include:

  • Health and wellness workshops
  • Meditation activities
  • Mental health/suicide prevention trainings
  • Health promotion/disease prevention activities
  • Campus-wide health promotion events
  • THRIVE Book Club


The mission of The Tools for Health, Resilience, Insight, Vitality, and Empowerment (THRIVE) program is to promote the mental and physical health for all CSUSB students. Through creative and engaging health education programming, trainings, and clinic services students will learn how to reduce their stress, combat their anxiety and worry, understand and manage basic depressive symptoms, and recognize and prevent suicidal behavior.

THRIVE programs are supported by a grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CALMHSA).

For more information on THR!VE – Health Promotion, please contact Ashley Spencer, Health Education Assistant, or call:  (909) 537-3655.

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a group of students that are advisory to the president of the university and to the Director of the Student Health Center on the scope of service, delivery, funding, and other critical issues related to campus health services. The committee meets monthly and is a forum for student input. Benefits of being a member of SHAC:

  • Get valuable experience working as part of a group
  • Have practical experience you can list on your resume
  • Meet people and help advance health topics
  • Advocate for health issues relevant to CSUSB students
  • SHAC Student Leadership Opportunities Are Available
  • For more information contact Ashley Solis, Health Education Assistant, or call:  (909) 537-3655.