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Everything from obtaining adequate sleep to eating well in the dining hall – and anything in between – will likely contribute to your success as a student at John Carroll University. Establishing and maintaining good health habits is essential, and it is up to you to make sure you are taking care of your body, mind, and spirit while at JCU.


On Campus Resources

  • Recreation
    • Intramural Sports
    • Corbo Fitness Center - Newly renovated in Fall 2020, this state-of-the-art fitness center offers brand new cardio equipment such as treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, and bikes, as well as strength equipment including dumbbells, Olympic racks/platforms, and selectorized strength machine. 
    • Fitness Studio - the Fitness Studio offers students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the community a great space for functional fitness and group fitness classes. 
    • Aquatics
    • Club Sports
  • Nutritionist  - Set up a free 30-minute, one-on-one consultation with a dietitian by email or calling 216-397-4349
  • Exercise Science Club
  • Health Center - Visit the Health Center to see a nurse any weekday or a Doctor on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

Off Campus Resources

John Carroll University students report ‘sleep difficulties’ as a leading impediment to academic success (NCHA, 2016). Inadequate sleep, excess studying, socializing, and working may lead to poor sleep habits and stress. Lack of sleep may cause memory problems and the inability to concentrate.

It is recommended that individuals get eight hours of sleep a night. Pulling ‘all-nighters’ can cause sleep deprivation. Although trying to catch up on the weekends may help, long-term irregular sleep may actually interfere with your sleep cycles, causing insomnia.

If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, implement the following health habits:

John Carroll University is committed to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for the students, faculty, and staff, contractors, vendors, and visitors of this campus. Therefore, we have made the commitment to be a tobacco- and smoke-free campus. Smoking, the use of any tobacco product, vaping,a and the use of electronic cigarettes are prohibited throughout the campus, including in on any university-owned or leased properties and in any university-owned vehicles.

no smoking signs

According to the American Lung Association, every year in the United States over 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to second hand smoke.

The University is highly committed to supporting all students who wish to stop using tobacco. To find information on tobacco and smoking cessation, please visit the American Heart Association by clicking on the following link. For more information on our tobacco-free policy and resources please visit this link.

In the 2019 National College Health Assessment that JCU students took, nearly 1 in 4 JCU students report vaping in the last 30 days. With such high usage on our campus it is important to know the risks and have resources available to help people quit.

Quick Facts:

  • There is no safe tobacco product. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, carry a risk.
  • The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, products is unsafe for all ages, and contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.
  • As of October 15, 2019, 1,479 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products have been reported to CDC.
  • Thirty-three deaths have been confirmed in 24 states.
  • Products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers), are linked to most of these lung injury cases and deaths.

Source: Center for Disease Control, 2019, for more information visit the CDC's website.

Stopping or Reducing Use:

  1. Reduce the nicotine gradually by buying pods or bottles that come in different strengths.
  2. Set a date that you will stop, or a certain amount that you will buy, and stick to it.
  3. When you have had your last vape, stick to it.  If you have reduced your nicotine use, it is most likely you're addicted to the habit and not the nicotine.
  4. Carry on and if you fall back into the habit, start the process of quitting again.  You can do it!
  5. Seek support!  It is hard to do this alone. 

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