Wellness Center

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Welcome

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. You can fill out a form online to set up a time to chat or stop by the Wellness Center during our office hours.

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, this bi-weekly newsletter focuses on well-being tips, resources, and recommendations for staying engaged in the various areas of wellness in your life. Sign-up to receive these emails and review previous newsletters.

Health Supplies

Health Supplies

Students can submit a request to have supplies put in the PO Box or stop by the Wellness Center during our office hours for free wellness supplies, including chapsticks, condoms (internal and external), face coverings, 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 a virtual 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.

Peer Substance Coaching

Peer Substance Coaching

Peer Substance Coaching is a one-on-one relationship with a fellow student to discuss your relationship with substances. You and your peer will meet to reflect on your current use, learn harm reduction strategies, form goals, create plans, and support your change journey on your own terms. Fill out an online form if you are interested in having a Peer Substance Coach.

Health Equity

Health Equity

We are committed to taking actionable steps to eliminate health disparities for students to achieve optimal health. All educational events, programs, and supplies through the Wellness Center are free and reviewed for plain language, historical context, and applicability to populations at St. Olaf. Additionally, all student and staff employees are expected to engage in weekly discussions and activities to build cultural humility.

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.