Healthy Relationships

College is a time of transition and growth, not just academically, but also personally and socially. Being in a new environment with new people can result in a deeper understanding of yourself and how you relate to others. Having healthy relationships platonically, romantically, and potentially sexually can be exciting part of the college experience, but it often takes time and practice to navigate new social connections.

Ways to Nourish your Social Root at Dartmouth

  • Get to know new people through classes, clubs, and your House Community.
  • Use FaceTime, Skype, or even a good old-fashioned phone call to stay connected with important people in your life.
  • Explore opportunities for building community and making connections through OPAL.
  • Consider joining a Greek organization.

If you are interested in developing skills to enhance your relationships and improve your communication with others, check out our Emotional Intelligence Workshops which include:

Emotional Intelligence with Others: Building Positive Relationships with Effective Communication

This two hour workshop focuses on increasing Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills for improving interactions, relationships, and conversations with others. The session will introduce participants to tools that facilitate our interpersonal interactions, improve our ability to empathetically navigate the social environment, and better handle conflicts with the people around us. Participation in previous EI Workshops is not required.

Contact the Student Wellness Center for the next available session or to schedule an EI workshop for a group of 20 or more people.