The Whole Self

Life as a student in an intellectually and academically challenging environment is both invigorating and intense. So is life after Barnard. That’s why the education you get here is not just for your degree. It’s also an education in self-care, life skills, and exploring who you are.

Feel Well, Do Well @ Barnard

The sense of fulfillment and dignity that I feel after hosting wellness programming for students motivates me daily, and I am forever grateful to the Francine LeFrak Center for amplifying my voice as a young health advocate.

Simran Datta ’24

Free to Be

Workshops, dialogues, and community spaces on the Barnard campus reflect the College's ethos: You should feel safe to be yourself here, and to explore the experiences and identities that make you who are.

Healthy Relationships

Being Barnard raises awareness around violence prevention, from relationship skills and healthy sexuality to the ways our identities intersect with power, privilege, and oppression.


Juggling new friendships, a giant metropolis, clubs and activities, the 24/7 news cycle, a job or internship, and your academic course load — it’s a challenge. Peer tutors and learning support staff have your back. They’ll teach you skills like how to manage new challenges and soothe worries in the process.

See Support and Resources

The peer-to-peer learning program worked with me to improve my time-management and class scores, so I’m less worried today. I am now a very sociable and confident freshman who is not scared of new challenges.

Agie Neneh Sissoho ’21