Student Wellness recognizes the importance of engagement for students and has committed to providing active and educational opportunities in which students may develop their skills, abilities, community, and understanding of health and wellness. By providing opportunities for students to engage with the community, acquire safer-living products, and try new skills, Student Wellness hopes to communicate a general understanding and importance of health and wellbeing.
Programming efforts are presented through active events across campus, tabling initiatives in which students may choose to walk up and engage with team members, and educational campaigns in which information is delivered through flyers and across social media. Each event or campaign highlights one of the eight pillars of wellness and offers a preventative or remedial lense. Please reach out to Sara Holtzman if you have ideas or have identified a programmatic need.
Sara has worked in Higher Education for the past several years. She hails from the mid-west and received her master's degree in Higher Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is interested in supporting students and connecting them with health and wellness resources on campus and in our greater community. In her free time, Sara plays with her pup Grayson, plays disc golf, and loves to enjoy the sunshine. She is passionate about creating educational opportunities through programming on behalf of Student Wellness.
Student Wellness team members are here to support our campus through a variety of programming initiatives. In addition to weekly opportunities to engage with Student Wellness team members, we are offering the opportunity to request a program tailored to fit you and your audience's needs. Below is a list of our current program offerings and their descriptions.
Academic Anxiety (1hr) Ideal for classes, presenters address common anxiety as it relates to course work and ways to manage your anxiety.
Social Anxiety (1hr) Presenters address common anxiety as it relates to social situations and ways to manage it.
Help! I'm Worried About Everything! (Generalized Anxiety, 1hr) Presenters address anxiety and ways to manage it.
Self-Defense (1.5 hr) Address the concepts of self-defense.
QPR (Suicide Prevention 1-2.5 hrs) Learn how to address, recognize, and support people in crisis.
I'm Cryin' Cause I Love You (Love languages and attachment style 1hr) Learn more about the ways you give and receive love and how to better manage personal relationships.
Welcome Keynote (1hr - includes CAS) An introduction to emotional support offered on campus.
Self-Care to Succeed (For Student Leaders 1hr - includes CAS) Balancing leadership roles and life can be quite a challenge. Learn how to manage yourself through self-care.
Self-Compassion (1hr) Learn how to show yourself grace and care.
Navigating Difficult Conversations (1hr) Learn how to talk the talk and walk the walk in navigating hard conversations.
If you are interested in requesting a program, please complete the form linked below. The form guides requestors through the basic information needed to book a Student Wellness facilitated program for your class, student organization, or department. Please keep in mind that a minimum of five participants is required to move forward with the program. We recommend requesting a program with at least two weeks' notice to allow for adequate planning and preparation.
Wellness is a broad concept that can be reduced down into eight areas: emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual parts. Although there are many nuances involved in the unique nature of an individual's life and culture, the dimensions of wellness have been recognized by most as an effective starting place. Student Wellness attempts to recognize the importance of each dimension through a variety of programming initiatives in an attempt to foster an enriched and healthier life for each of our students.
Swabrick, M. (1997). A wellness model for clients. Mental Health Special Interest Section Quarterly, 20, 1-4.