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WELLNESS SERVICES

Mission and Goals

Vision

Connecting Every Student to Access to Quality, Affordable Wellness Services.


Mission

Wellness Services creates opportunities and experiences that EDUCATE, EQUIP, and EMPOWER students.  We believe that learning about self-care, life balance, teamwork, and healthy interactions with others is an essential part of a student’s education.


Guiding Principles

Creating and seizing opportunities 
Advocating for student success
Fostering an inclusive environment by supporting individuals’ identities and experiences
Collaborating to serve others 
Upholding respect and integrity by aligning actions with values
Promoting the well-being of the campus community


Goals

Resources focused on student success and retention, especially first generation and under-served students

  • Develop comprehensive assessment plan for Wellness Services Unit that addresses link between services offered and retention.
  • Offer services that specifically address common reasons for a lack of retention or student success.
  • Assess the specific needs of first generation and underserved students in the areas of wellness.
  • Ensure wellness department staff are trained to recognize the specific needs of first generation and underserved students.
  • Build parent and family programs which promote the connection between wellness learning and retention.

Every student provided a leadership and/or experiential learning opportunity

  • Each department will offer applied learning and/or leadership opportunities in the form of internships, practica, student employment, or professional observation.
  • Intentionally include student membership on committees, task forces, and decision-making bodies in order to promote learning regarding leadership activities and gain valuable input.
  • Develop and assess learning objectives for each leadership or experiential opportunity.

Collaborative relationships across campus focused on student engagement and success

  • Establish Wellness Services Advisory Committee.
  • Develop wellness learning objectives and syllabus statements for use in academic courses.
  • Participate in Admissions Roadshows and on-campus visit days to educate students and families about the importance of health and wellness activities/services.

Embrace innovation and creativity for current departments/functions

  • Create new programs and organizational partnerships in the development of a campus Wellness Center.
  • Develop services which match the assessed health and wellness needs of the campus community.
  • Offer regular forums and information distribution regarding assessment of campus wellness needs and services.
  • Establish additional ways of serving students online.

Create a campus environment that supports the well-being of individuals across their lifespan

  • Serve students by offering sports and fitness programs, mental health counseling, health services, and assistance in accommodations for disabilities.
  • Expand Wellness Living Learning Community to include additional aspects of wellness.
  • Offer education and training opportunities for the University community to recognize and assist students in distress.
  • Develop a centralized Prevention and Health Promotion unit of Wellness Services.