Our Mission Statement
The Wellness Center aims to consistently and compassionately assist undergraduate and graduate students in becoming actively involved in their personal development, so that they can think critically about the impact of their attitudes and behavior on their overall well being. We do this by developing connections with students, offering accurate information, creating spaces for growth, and working collaboratively with professional resources on and off campus. The Wellness Center advocates for a balanced campus culture where students are both challenged academically and supported holistically.
Our Core Functions
Health Behavior Assessment: We conduct population-level assessments of health status, needs, and assets of students to develop measurable goals and objectives for health promotion initiatives.
Community Advocacy: We advance the well being of students by contributing to the creation of a healthy and socially just campus community and through ongoing dialogue and empowerment of peer mentors in the Residential Colleges and academic departments.
Health Promotion Programming/Services: We develop theory and evidence-based initiatives with the goal of teaching students skills that help them make healthier lifestyle choices. We continually evaluate these programs and services to ensure we are using valid and reliable interventions.
- Positive Body Image
- Disease/Illness Prevention
- Healthy Relationships
- Sexual Health
- Sleep Hygiene
- Stress Management & Coping Skills
- Substance Use/Misuse
We value continuing education, so that staff and volunteers are knowledgeable about wellness issues that impact student success and can design effective and targeted interventions.
We value self-care and want to cultivate a work environment where Wellness Center employees feel empowered to invest time and energy into their personal and professional needs - an environment where we practice what we preach.
We value creativity and unorthodox approaches to ongoing problems. We want an environment where students and staff feel challenged to do something new and different from what has been done before.
We value courage and the capacity to live one’s life as your own.
We value diversity and treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity and significance.