Wellness at DCB

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8 Dimensions in Wellness DCB is committed to promoting wellness. It is our hope that students, faculty and staff experience a holistic approach to Wellness.


Emotional Wellness

Demonstrated by the overall comfort with and acceptance of your full range of feelings. It is impossible to stop emotions from happening, so being able to cope effectively and in healthy ways is of great importance. Getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, exercising, taking care of physical illness, abstaining from alcohol and drugs, participating in fun activities, and having someone to confide in are all important factors in maintaining emotional wellness.

Signs of Emotional Wellness

  • Being able to talk to someone about emotional concerns
  • Being able to say "no" when you need to without feelings of guilt
  • Being happy most of the time
  • Having people in your life who care about you
  • Feeling good about who you are
  • Relaxing and sharing your feelings with others


DCB Counseling

Disability Support


Physical Wellness

Involves respecting your body's own uniqueness and diversity, and engaging in practices that move you towards a higher level of health. Developing healthy habits such as getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, exercising, abstaining from alcohol and drugs, learning about diseases and the symptoms that accompany them, getting regular medical checkups, and protecting yourself from injury can add years to life and help you remain focused on the balance of body-mind-spirit. The physical benefits of looking good and feeling terrific most often lead to the psychological benefits of enhanced self-esteem, self-control, determination and a sense of direction.

Signs of Physical Wellness

  • Getting sufficient amount of sleep
  • Eating a well balanced diet
  • Having an established exercise routine
  •  Avoiding drugs, alcohol and tobacco products
  • Having an annual exam
  • Knowing your numbers such as cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar


Campus Nurse

Disability Services



Occupational Wellness

Involves preparing for work in which you will gain personal satisfaction and find enrichment in your life through work. Exploring your talents and interests is the first step in increasing your occupational wellness. Working day after day in a job that is not interesting or rewarding can be draining on your emotional wellness leading to stress-related illness. Being able to spend time to really explore options and finding a career path that is interesting, enjoyable, and meaningful and contributes to the larger society can give you tremendous satisfaction in your work.

Signs of Occupational Wellness

  • Having hobbies/interests/activities which bring you pleasure outside of your work/academics
  • Being comfortable with the direction of your future plans
  • Accurately assessing your strengths and weaknesses
  • Believing that you have the qualities of a valuable and valued employee
  • Doing what you want to do with your life


Career Board



Intellectual Wellness

Involves lifelong learning through formal education and informal life experiences. It refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities. Being intellectually healthy is having openness to new ideas and maintaining a sense of humor, creativity and curiosity.

Signs of Intellectual Wellness

  • Valuing learning as a life-long process
  • Being a creative and resourceful person
  • Obtaining good study and time management skills
  • Trusting your ability to make good decisions
  • Challenging yourself to learn more than one side of an issue
  • Thinking critically about what you read or see on TV


Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)


Honors Program

Tutoring Program


Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)


Social Wellness

Having meaningful relationships with family and being aware of, participating in, and feeling connected to community. Social wellness includes making contributions to society that make your life meaningful with a sense of purpose and commitment for those who follow you. Achieving social wellness by learning good communications skills, developing intimacy with others and creating a support network of friends and family who care about you is equally important.

Signs of Social Wellness

  • Being able to adjust and develop new friendships when you move to a new place
  • Not being afraid to go to places where you might not know anyone
  • Valuing diversity and treating others with respect
  • Valuing time alone
  • Perceiving that people enjoy being with you
  •  Being aware of the social concerns in your community and being involved in solving community problems
  • Keeping yourself informed of local, national, and world news
  • Maintaining your values, beliefs and attitudes


Student Organizations

DCB Jacks

Student Events

Student Center



Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness is one of the 8 Dimensions in Wellness that DCB seeks to include in the holistic experience of our students. Spiritual Wellness is about integrating your beliefs and values with your actions. Having a sense of purpose, direction, and awareness and realizing your values, rights, and responsibilities take some thought and discussion. The capacities for love, forgiveness, compassion, joy, and peace are hallmarks of a spiritual wellness. To be spiritually well is to be in harmony with oneself and others.

Students may leave campus to explore the variety of churches and spiritual communities outside of what is available at school.

Student clubs and organizations are an important part of the Minot State community. At the beginning of each Fall semester, DCB holds a club fair where many of the local clubs & businesses are present to share their information.


Environmental Wellness

Involves the surroundings that affect human health. Each component is a part of your everyday life and is affected by everything you do. Balancing your need for a clean environment with your need for the products and services produced within society. Become involved with socially responsible activities that will protect the environment.

Signs of Environmental Wellness

  • Taking an interest in environmental issues and making changes that will count
  • Buying only what you need
  • Reducing the amount of pollution that you generate
  • Reusing containers, bags, and batteries
  • Recycling anything that is recyclable
  • Listening to your music at reasonable levels



Multicultural Wellness

Understanding and appreciating cultures other than your own can help you to understand yourself better. Creating a strong and healthy community that embraces individual differences and finding common ground are important factors in a healthy community. Being educated about and appreciative of cultures other than your own are invaluable skills in today’s global society.

Signs of Multicultural Wellness

  • Exploring your own cultural heritage
  • Reflecting on who you are and who you are to become
  • Treating individuals and groups fairly without prejudice, ignorance, fear and stereotypes
  • Taking an interest/getting involved in multicultural activities



Employee Wellness Resources


Dakota Wellness Program

Covered NDPERS employees can accrue points by participating in workplace events and logging healthy activities. Earn up to $250 per year for both you and your spouse — that’s up to $500 per household!

Ready to sign up? Create an account at Sanford Health Plan with your member ID from Sanford Health. You will need to complete your Health Assessment annually.

You can find more information at the Dakota Wellness Program Website



Health Club Reimbursement

As an employee, you also have the opportunity to receive your $250 by attending the fitness facility of your choice by signing up at NIHCArewards. You will receive $20 for every month you attend your fitness facility 12 times or more.

Before you enroll, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name, contact information, and date of birth.
  • University ID number.
  • Sanford Health Plan information from current card.
  • Checking or savings account routing and account numbers. These numbers are generally found on the bottom of a check or deposit slip that is used by financial institutions to transfer funds and complete transactions.

There are 2 steps in the enrollment process:

Step 1. Enroll with Sanford Health Program.

  • Go to the Sanford Health Plan login page.
  • Click Request an Activation Code, fill out information, and click Submit.
  • Once you receive your Activation Code, select Activate Your Account.
  • Enter the required information and follow additional instructions.
  • Once enrolled, follow the Wellness tab to access the Wellness Portal and take your online HealthScore Assessment.
  • The HealthScore Assessment must be completed annually.

Step 2. Create your NIHCArewards account.

  • Visit NIHCArewards.
  • Under Member Options, choose First Time Enrollment.
  • The NIHCArewards link is not part of the Minot State or Sanford websites. Credits are handled by NIHCA Financial Services.
  • Save your login and password. You will need these if you need to edit your account.
  •  Enter your Sanford Health ID.
  • Enter your financial institution's routing number and your account number.