Wellness Center

Mission

In support of the college’s mission, the St. Olaf Wellness Center strives to educate and support a community that encourages healthy and safe behaviors through the promotion of personal responsibility, positive social norms, and campus engagement.

What do we do?

One on One Support

One on One Support

Have questions relating to health and wellness, friendships, personal concerns, etc.? Peer Educators are trained to listen, provide information, and refer applicable resources. Stop by the Wellness Center and ask to chat.

Wellness Events

Wellness Events

Providing health education is the primary role of the Wellness Center. Each month, Peer Educators host 10-12 wellness health education program. Each event is open to all students and is ESAC credit eligible. Our calendar has more information regarding each event.

Squirrel Newsletter

Squirrel Newsletter

Created by Peer Educators for students and focuses on wellbeing tips, resources, and recommendations for staying engaged and healthy. This newsletter is distributed on a bi-weekly or monthly basis throughout the academic year via email.

Health Supplies

Health Supplies

Students can stop by the Wellness Center in Buntrock 112 for free wellness supplies, including chapsticks, condoms (internal and external), menstrual supplies, sleep hygiene supplies, stress fidget toys, aromatherapy, and other stress relief aids.

Requested Programming

Requested Programming

Students, faculty, and staff from departments across campus can request and educational presentation from either the student Peer Educators or the Assistant Director of Wellness and Health Promotions. These requests must be made 2 weeks in advance and must be related to our areas of focus.

Public Health Work

Public Health Work

Peer education builds on the idea that students learn best from their peers, especially about difficult or uncomfortable topics. Peer Educators are trained by the professional staff in public health, health disparities, health promotion, and their role in individual behavior change.

Health Equity

Health Equity

We are committed to taking actionable steps to eliminating health disparities for students to achieve optimal health. All educational events, programs, and supplies through the Wellness Center are free. We aim to offer an array of accessible educational information and resources to students from historically marginalized communities.

Assessment & Feedback

Assessment & Feedback

Wellness Center programming is assessed according to the applicability to students' lives, skills learned, and knowledge obtained. The College also participates in many national college health and climate surveys. Data collected is used to inform programming and improve it. Written feedback can be emailed to wellness@stolaf.edu.

Event Calendar