Projects of the BT2P Community

THRIVE Living-Learning Hall


VCU founded the College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute (COBE) to promote research, teaching, and programming on behavioral and emotional health and well-being. In 2016, with support from BT2P, COBE launched the THRIVE Living-Learning Hall.  Resident in the THRIVE program take a required course on the Science of Happiness and have access to a wide range of wellness events, faculty mentoring, and opportunities for research on health and well-being.

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Institutional Type:

  • Doctoral university, high research


  • Student well-being
  • Engaged and active learning
  • Integrating academics and student life
  • Curricular innovation
  • Program design
  • Research investigations