UCLA celebrates Healthy Campus Initiative


On May 4, Chancellor Block joined the campus community and members of the public to celebrate the positive impact of the Healthy Campus Initiative at UCLA and beyond.

Envisioned and supported by philanthropists Jane and Terry Semel, the Healthy Campus Initiative is committed to making UCLA the healthiest campus in America.

The event, called #DreamRevolution, also marked the grand opening of UCLA’s new living amphitheater, located at Sunset Recreation Center.

“The living amphitheater is truly a dream come true,” said Jane Semel, pictured above, right. “When we embarked on this project four years ago, we already knew that just being in a garden for 10 minutes is so beneficial to both physical and mental health. We’re truly proud of the living amphitheater and of the Healthy Campus Initiative, and of all of the support Chancellor Block has given to make this dream a reality.”

The event also featured the presentation of the jane b semel Healthy Campus Initiative Appreciation and Recognition Awards, which honor UCLA students, faculty, staff and senior administrators for promoting health and wellness at UCLA.

Since its founding in 2013, HCI has inspired similar healthy campus efforts across the University of California.