Programs and Initiatives

Below are a variety of programs and initiatives provided by the Office of Care and Civility in an effort to support the wellbeing of our HSC and Ft. Worth communities. 


OCC Overview


We care about our students’ well-being, not only academically, but emotionally and physically. Because of our commitment, we provide services across campus that respond to our students’ unique health and wellness needs.



Mental Health

Mental Health 101: Toolkit for Mental Health Support Video Lecture

Mental Health Community Resources

Mental Health Q&A


QPR Training


The Office of Care and Civility collaborates with The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation to offer Suicide Prevention Training – Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) on our campus. It is designed to give every member of our community the confidence and capability to help someone at risk for suicide.


Learn more about our Suicide Prevention Program


Relaxation Room


The purpose of this page is to provide a virtual space where students, faculty and staff can take a moment to relax and de-stress. Mindful relaxation can reduce stress, improve mood, and promote productivity. We encourage you to explore some of the activities and take the time to complete it in its entirety, without interruption. 



Residency Wellness


Resident wellness is an extremely relevant and timely conversation within the medical education community. Because of our commitment to wellness, we have worked to expand services across campus and within the community that are able to respond to the unique needs of our residents.



Student Food Pantry


The UNT Health Science Center Care Team has recognized that in order for students to be well and succeed academically, basic needs must be addressed. As a result, the Office of Student and Academic Affairs has established two food pantry locations on campus in an effort to assist HSC students impacted by food insecurity. 


Click HERE to see our food pantry flyer.


Code of Conduct


In an event to where a student is alleged to have violated an academic, professional or community standard, the Office of Care and Civility provides a restorative approach within its sanctioning process. This restorative approach is known as: Pathways. Pathways can be used to change the narrative around student conduct and civility by utilizing a restorative process for students when they accept responsibility for violating the Student Code of Conduct



Conflict and Stress Management



Assessment Overviews

NCHA Survey Presentation

NCHA & Campus Climate Overview


Wellness Rounds

PA Transitioning from Classroom to Clinic

TCOM Transitioning from Classroom to Clinic


Care Team


UNTHSC cares about our students’ success, not only academically, but emotionally and physically. Because of our commitment, we provide caring and confidential services across campus that respond to our students’ unique needs.
The mission of the Care Team is to:

– Contribute to healthier communities by assisting in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the students and members of the UNTHSC community.
– Foster student success.
– Provide a comprehensive response to students whose behavior is disruptive to themselves or the educational environment, or may be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct & Discipline.

The Care Team often collaborates with other offices within the campus community. Other offices with similar purposes include the Office of Student Affairs, Center for Academic Performance, and the UNTHSC Police Department.

Contact Care Team:

Phone: 817-735-2740


The Care Team brochure can be found here.

Refer a person of concern. 


Group Exercise


Group exercise classes bring fun and variety to any workout program. We provide an assortment of classes to help you reach your fitness goals. You will be notified of changes in the Daily News and Facebook, but one thing you can be sure of – there will always be classes available for your enjoyment!


OCC Youtube Channel



Wellness Coaching


Wellness coaching is designed to partner with clients who are seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. Coaching is client led, and the role of the coach is to facilitate thought provoking conversations as clients determine their capacity for change and how that change is implemented in their lives.



For more OCC Programs and Initiatives, Click HERE.