The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative Eudaimonia Award

The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative Eudaimonia Award is an annual award to  recognize members of the UCLA community, past or present, who exemplify Eudaimonia by living a life full of purpose and meaning. The UCLA HCI Eudaimonia Society highlights members of the UCLA community who, through their immense personal efforts, inspire others to seek Eudaimonic well-being.

2019 UCLA Eudaimonia Awards Ceremony – April 29th

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What is Eudaimonia?

Aristotle distinguished hedonia, the brief, fleeting happiness derived from immediate satisfaction of drives, from eudaimonia, the sustained happiness that comes from living a life rich in purpose and meaning. Core concepts of Eudaimonia include self-acceptance, positive relations with others, autonomy, mastery of one’s environment, purpose in life, and personal growth.

To learn more: Read Q&A with Dr. Joseph Raho, Clinical Ethicist at UCLA Health.

Award Description

The UCLA HCI Eudaimonia Award is an annual recognition award given to a member of the UCLA community past or present who exemplifies a life full of purpose and meaning.  The 2018 Eudaimonia Award recipient will be honored at a special UCLA event this Spring.


All members of the UCLA community- including alumni, students, staff, and faculty- are eligible for nomination. Nominations may be made posthumously. You may not nominate yourself for the Eudaimonia Award.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the 2018-2019 UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative Eudaimonia Award is now closed.

Awards Ceremony

2019 awardees will be celebrated on April 29th, from 6-8pm at Pauley Pavilion in the Pavilion Club. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

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The Foundations of Eudaimonia