Intellectual Wellness is fostering critical thinking, developing
moral reasoning, expanding world-views, and engaging in
education for the pursuit
of knowledge (www.osu.edu).

Taking an Active Role in Your Intellectual Wellness


Choose a major or program of study that you find engaging, challenging and enriching. Develop effective time management and study strategies. Seek out experiential learning through internships, co-ops, jobs, service-learning opportunities, education abroad and more. Engage in activities that will enhance your intellectual wellness such as reading for fun or playing Wordle.

Examples of Intellectual Wellness Activities:

  • Reading day / study break activities 
  • Attend a guest lecturer or community event  
  • Learn more about your own academic and career goals 
  • Take a non-academic class as a group (cooking, pottery, crafts, etc.) 

Intellectual Wellness Inside the Classroom


As teachers, we are here to support students in advancing their knowledge and successfully navigating their academic career. Through coursework, projects, and extracurricular activities, students are supporting their intellectual wellness to promote both personal and professional growth. To assist in this growth, we can challenge students both in and outside of the classroom with critical thinking and problem-solving activities as well as assisting them in making the connection between classroom learning and real-life application.

Examples of Intellectual Wellness Activities and Promotion inside the classroom: 

  • Connect students to tutoring or study groups 
  • Creative problem solving – post a difficult Sudoku or other puzzle for students to complete, those who finish the puzzle correctly can turn in for a prize or extra credit 

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