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 promotion of personal responsibility, positive social norms, and campus engagement. We do this by:
- Providing outreach and education related to alcohol and other drugs as well as physical, mental, and sexual health.
- Utilizing accurate language and evidence-based information for the prevention of high-risk behaviors and countering health myths.
- Fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion through cultural awareness, mutual respect, and equity.
The Wellness Center is located on the main floor of Buntrock Commons (room 112) and shares space with the Gender and Sexuality Center. Student Peer Educators staff the Wellness Center and are trained in providing one-on-one support to help student who have questions or need guidance while at St. Olaf. These topics can include (but are not limited to) homesickness, roommates, concerns about friends, and general health and well-being questions. Peer Educators also present monthly programs on a variety of topics, which are open to all of campus!