Act-Belong-Commit (ABC) is a framework Elon adopted in Fall 2019 to foster an institutional culture of holistic wellness where every individual has an opportunity to transform their mind, body, and spirit and we work together to create a mentally healthy campus.


  • The RecWell YouTube channel has on-demand fitness classes taught by our own group exercise instructors
  • Here’s a great resource from Xplore Nutrition with more than 75 workouts you can do at home with no equipment
  • Search #athomeworkout on Instagram for workouts posted by fitness instructors from around the world

Outdoor Recreation

General Wellness

  • Staff from Campus Recreation & Wellness and Counseling Services partnered to host a virtual wellness panel  that offers tips and suggestions to stay healthy during these challenging times
  • Counseling Services has an excellent website full of online mental health resources
  • The WellTrack app, supported by Counseling Services, allows you to track your moods, feelings, and thoughts while providing coping mechanisms to mitigate intense stress levels
  • This Medium article offers some great advice on ways to stay well in the time of COVID-19
  • This article is from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides advice on taking care of your mental health during times of uncertainty

Mental Health Resources

Counseling Services wants you to know you are not alone. As we are all adjusting in these uncertain times we want you to know that help is available!

  • TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) gives you access to resources that can help you handle life and feel your best emotionally. TAO offers videos, activity logs, and other tools that you can interact with anytime and anywhere you have internet access. TAO modules address a range of mental health concerns that may be valuable to you including guided activities to help overcome anxiety, learn stress management, mindfulness skills, relationship skills, and strategies to avoid dwelling on your concerns and to develop more helpful thinking patterns. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TAO is highlighting mindfulness exercises to those in need to help people that may be struggling with worry and anxiety at this difficult time.It is easy to sign up for TAO resources using your Elon computing ID.
  • Elon Counseling Services: 
    • COVID-19 and Your Mental Health – Elon Counseling Services had compiled a library of resources that you can explore to help manage the stress, sadness, and anxiety many are facing during this unprecedented time in our lives.
    • Counseling Services is available via phone at 336-278-7280 during our adjusted business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 1-2pm). The crisis counselor on-call remains available 24/7, regardless of your location, by calling Campus Safety & Police Dispatch at 336-278-5555.
    • Check out the video “Making the Most of Where You Are” from Elon counselor Mark Eades, and the associated Coping Worksheet to help you create an individualized coping plan to identify helpful strategies to cope and strengthen your resilience. Counselors are in process of creating additional videos, including Mindful Yoga, a podcast style video on Intuitive Eating with a local dietitian, Creating a Strong Routine, etc.
  • Jed Foundation: COVID-19 and Managing Mental Health – The Jed Foundation has provided the community a list of resources to help manage anxiety and keep perspective during this time.
  • Elon Employee Assistance Program: Elon employees and their families have access to a variety of virtual resources through the Employee Assistance Program managed by GuidanceResources. More details about those resources are available here.
  • WellTrack App on Apple’s App Store & Google Play: WellTrack is a NEW free resource that is available to all Elon students. It can help you to understand your feelings of stress, anxiety and/or depression, and teach you techniques to minimize these feelings. WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental wellbeing. To register for an account, download the WellTrack app from the App Store and Google Play. Elon students can register using their Elon email.
  • Additionally, Safeline and Student Care and Outreach provide additional supports outside of counseling. Safeline continues to offer 24/7 confidential advocacy if you or someone you know is experiencing violence. Advocates can provide resources, create individualize safety plans, and walk survivors through strategies to manage triggers. You may reach an Advocate by calling 336-278-3333 and providing a number that you can be called back at or email the Coordinator for Violence Response at jmetz2@elon.eduStudent Care and Outreach is also available to provide direct outreach to students in need to give a listening ear, work through additional coping strategies, and help students navigate a range of on-campus resources.  You may also share concerns with Student Care using their online referral form.