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:
- Resilience and overcoming hardship
- Dedication to the common good and society at large
- Commitment to long-term goals in the face of obstacles
To learn more: Read Q&A with Dr. Joseph Raho, Clinical Ethicist at UCLA Health.
The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative (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.
This year our theme is: “Creating a Culture of Caring” which is to acknowledge UCLA community members who exemplify this theme, have committed to bringing good to society, and who build up community members through care, service and advocacy especially during the pandemic.
The 2022 Eudaimonia Award recipient will be honored in Spring on May 9th, 2022 (More details to come).
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.
Nominations for the 2022 Eudaimonia Award are NOW OPEN. Nominations are due February 28th, 2022 at 11:59 pm.