Safety & Wellness

White Paper Report 2014-2015

+ Meet the Chairs: George Knaysi and Rachel Murphy

George KnaysiGeorge Knaysi

George Knaysi is a third year majoring in cognitive science. In addition to leading the Safety & Wellness committee, George is the president of Active Minds, a student mental-health advocacy organization. He also enjoys writing a weekly opinion column for The Cavalier Daily. George looks forward to promoting student safety and wellness through Student Council. Please feel free to contact him with questions or concerns!

College ’15

Rachel Murphy

I’m majoring in Government with a minor in Spanish and a certificate candidate for UVa’s TESOL Program and I’m excited to make the Safety & Wellness committee an accessible resource for collaboration of health-related CIOs. Outside of StudCo I teach Sunday School at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, act as the House Manager for Kappa Delta Sorority and spend too much time talking about my cat.

 College ’16

Meeting Time: TBD

The Safety and Wellness Committee is a group of committed members who focus on promoting and strengthening safety and wellness in the University community. While several committee members are involved in many groups around grounds that advocate safety and wellness initiatives, the majority of our members are not; they actively seek to improve and disseminate information about student safety resources and to improve the resources available to students.

Recent News & Updates:

Past Committee initiatives include:

  • SafeWalk
  • SAFE Day (Safety Awareness Food Extravaganza): an event that invites dozens of groups involved in safety and wellness issues to share their resources with students, especially first years new to the University.
  • The Lighten’ Up Campaign: a program providing lighting for off-Grounds housing.