Full Sail Hosts Student Health and Safety Fair

Local community organizations gathered to provide resources for students.

Screen in Full Sail’s The Fortress depicting an animation of a heart and an earth that reads “Student Health and Safety Fair” and “Your Health Matters.”

Full Sail’s Student Development department recently hosted a Student Health and Safety Fair which brought together local organizations for a day-long event in the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress. Orange County Library System, One Blood: The Big Red Bus, the Winter Park YMCA, and other local companies were on hand to provide students with a variety of wellness tips, local health resources, and even career development opportunities.

“The Student Health and Safety Fair was a wonderful opportunity for students to connect with our community partners in the areas of wellness, physical and mental health, nutrition, fitness, and drug & alcohol misuse prevention,” says Jessica Henlon, Director of Student Development.

“Students also learned about ways to get involved with student community activities on and off campus to further develop and enrich their lives. Opportunities like these enhance belonging, which leads to persistence towards academic and long-term professional achievement.”

The event also featured a number of raffles throughout the day. Students were free to roam the Fortress and speak to each individual community member personally, building relationships with them either as a care provider or a potential employer, before gathering to see if any of them won a raffle prize. The health and wellness industry can be difficult to break into both as a patron and a prospective student, so the event made these local organizations accessible, bringing them to the students in a fun way. The event was available virtually to online students, as well.