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Center for Student Thriving



Our purpose is to create programs and provide life skills coaching to empower students to be Champions for Christ by living healthy and purposeful lives at Liberty and beyond.


Our Programs and Life Skills Training


Thrive Coaching

How would you like to remember your college experience after you graduate? Do you imagine you’ll say that you survived? Or do you hope to say that you thrived?

Studies show that students who thrive are enthusiastic learners, motivated, hopeful, connected across differences, and determined to make an impact. These students invest in healthy friendships and meaningful community on and off campus.

If you’re surviving, but desire more, Thrive Coaching may be for you! Thrive Coaching is a biblically based life coaching program available to residential undergraduate and graduate students. Over four weeks, you’ll meet with a trained faculty or staff member who will guide you toward a thriving college experience rooted in a uniquely Christian sense of purpose.

If you’re ready to thrive, take the first step and fill out our interest form here!

Please note that Thrive Coaching is currently available for residential students only. However, we do hope to offer Thrive Coaching to online students in the future, so stay tuned if that’s you!


Rooted in Resilience

College can be hard. Whether it’s academics, relationships, or the many changes that come with independence, college is full of new challenges! These challenges can be exciting opportunities or may cause you to feel overwhelmed. But did you know that everything you need to bounce back from hardship can be learned?

The Rooted in Resilience workshop series can empower you to grow by equipping you with skills for a resilient life.

The Center for Student Thriving will offer three sessions this spring:

  • Planning Ahead for Tough Times
    • March 18, 10:30 a.m. in the Jerry Falwell Library Terrace Conference Room
  • Handling Hard Conversations
    • April 8, 10:30 a.m. in the Jerry Falwell Library Terrace Conference Room
  • Making Space for Healthy Habits
    • April 22, 10:30 a.m. in the Jerry Falwell Library Terrace Conference Room

Learn more and sign up by clicking here! 


Boundaries in Life

God has entrusted each of his image bearers with particular responsibilities. But sometimes, it can be difficult to discern which belong to us, and which don’t. Healthy boundaries equip us to identify and take ownership of our responsibilities. Confusion about what is ours and what isn’t reveals a problem that good boundaries can solve.

The Center for Student Thriving will offer a six-week series for women designed to help you understand what boundaries are, what they protect, how they are developed, and how to use them to become who God has called you to be.

Boundaries in Life will begin on January 29, 2024, and meet weekly on Mondays through March 4, 2024. Each session will be held in the Freedom Tower (Room 1420) from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Learn more and sign up by clicking here!

Please note that Boundaries in Life is currently offered for women only.


Life + Godliness

The issues of our time are complicated, straining our relationships and burdening our minds. But God tells us that he has “granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). As such, Christians can trust that God’s word speaks to the trending topics of our time.

Join the Center for Student Thriving for Life + Godliness, where we will confront cultural norms with biblical truths!

We will offer four sessions this spring:

  • Redeeming the Hard Conversations
    • January 29, 10:30 a.m. in the Hancock Welcome Center (Room 204)
  • Honoring Christ from Engagement to Marriage
    • February 26, 10:30 a.m. in the Montview Ballroom (Room 3610)
  • Navigating Power & Authority in a Fallen World
    • March 25, 10:30 a.m. in the Montview Ballroom (Room 3610)
  • Clinging to Christ in Your Suffering
    • April 29, 10:30 a.m. in the Montview Ballroom (Room 3610)

Learn more and sign up by clicking here!


University Overwhelm Podcast

Join Sophia Payne and Scott Busby as they explore issues that can cause University Students to be overwhelmed.  If you want to learn how to set boundaries, create and accomplish goals, and grow in your relationship with the Lord, then this is the perfect podcast for you! Check it out here.



Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices teaches you about civic commitment and builds awareness of your behavior’s impact on the community. It emphasizes the values of democratic participation, inclusion, and stewardship. Restorative Practices typically involves the community and the affected and responsible parties for a more holistic and collaborative repair method. Success is measured by how much harm is repaired or prevented. This approach has been effectively employed in higher education institutions nationwide when violations of campus honor codes and policies have occurred.



Student Appeals Court

The Student Appeals Court hears discipline appeals regarding violations against the Student Code of Honor (The Liberty Way). The Court does not re-hear a case to find a student “responsible” or “not responsible.” Disciplinary appeals are granted when requests meet one of the bases of appeals outlined by the Student Appeals Court.

The court meets from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. on Mondays.



Substance Abuse Awareness

It is our goal to encourage you to develop personal, biblical values regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages and to provide knowledge regarding the dangers of alcohol consumption.

The Office of Community Life provides numerous educational resources related to alcohol. These resources include:

  • Interactive Seminars
  • Educational Resources
  • Media Campaigns



Hazing Prevention

As a member of the Liberty University community, we want to help you Recognize hazing when you see it, Refuse to participate, and Report it when you have witnessed it.

For the safety and overall well-being of our community, Liberty University maintains a zero-tolerance policy for hazing of any kind.

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