The St. Olaf Wellness Center seeks to create an individual and community culture that empowers students to make balanced lifestyle decisions through education and resource support.

We do this by 1) providing a variety of accessible educational programs and opportunities to engage in knowledge building and skill development related to the 9 areas of wellbeing; 2) advocating for intentional language and evidence-based information for the purpose of preventing unsafe behaviors while countering health myths, and 3) incorporating intersectionality through a lens of cultural awareness, mutual respect, and equity.


unique individuals attended a Wellness Center presentation during the 2020-2021 academic year


of students who attended agreed or strongly agreed they learned something new and/or learned a new skill


of students who attended agreed or strongly agreed that the presentation was applicable to their lives as a St. Olaf student


of students who attended agreed or strongly agreed that the presentation made a positive impact on their well-being and they are glad to have attended

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Quick link to our daily self-care planning worksheet based our the 9 areas of wellness.

Wellness Center Framework- How do we do this work?

Public Health Model


Equity Driven


What is wellness?

Health and wellness are often used synonymously. While health focuses on the stated of being, the concept of wellness is focused on digging into all areas of your life to continuously seek balance.

Some definitions of wellness:

“An active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” – National Wellness Institute

“A state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities can cope with the normal stresses of life can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to their community.” – World Health Organization

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