NatureRx @ Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University

NatureRx at Quinnipiac is a university-wide initiative that promotes spending time in nature as one positive mechanism contributing to our students’ health and well-being.  The initiative brings together the Hartford Healthcare Health and Quinnipiac University’s Recreation and Wellness Center, Office of Community Engagement, Albert Schweitzer Institute, Students for Environmental Action (SEA), numerous people, and academic departments across the University promoting the benefits of being in and exploring nature on campus and in the surrounding communities.  

At Quinnipiac, NatureRx is supported by an oversight committee led by faculty, staff, and students who promote the natural places around our campuses as one way to facilitate mental and physical wellness, while raising awareness and understanding of the benefits associated with spending time in nature to reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy, and have protected, restorative moments.  

Quinnipiac NatureRX also exists to support Quinnipiac University’s sustainability goals of Live, Learn and Lead. Currently many activities exist within their departments, one goal would be to recognize all of these and bring them together to engage in conversation and a shared vision for creating new programs and activities.  

Campus/Community Partners: Environmental Science and Studies program, Office of Community Engagement, Director of Fitness & Well Being, Albert Schweitzer Institute 

For more information on this program, contact: Courtney McGinnis at