Student Wellness

students enjoying wellness activities on the lawn

The Office of Student Wellness empowers individual students in cultivating lifelong practices of personal wellbeing.

The mission of the Office of Student Wellness is to engage all people who are part of Wellesley College in creating a campus community in which students thrive in all facets of their lives. The Office’s work serves to advance the mission of the Division of Student Life and that of Wellesley College

How we approach our work 

  • We will practice partnership. The Office of Student Wellness believes that everyone’s participation is needed to build a campus community in which students thrive. This includes students, staff, administrators, and faculty. 
  • We will practice cultural competence and humility. The Office of Student Wellness believes that in order to build a community in which students thrive, students, staff, administrators, and faculty must be curious and engaged in understanding the social determinants of health of all community members and value individuals’ expertise regarding their own wellbeing. 
  • We will use evidence-based practices and make use of Wellesley College student health data. The Office of Student Wellness believes that our work must be grounded in evidence and guided by the thoughtful collection and analysis of student health data.
  • We will use an environmental approach. The Office of Student Wellness believes that individual choices and health behaviors are but one area in which interventions are needed to build a campus community in which students thrive. We will examine relationships, systems, policies, and environmental factors that impact student health and wellbeing. 

We will practice with a strengths-based approach of student health and wellbeing. The Office of Student Wellness believes that students possess strengths and skills by which to cultivate their own wellbeing, and that as part of an educational institution, the Office should offer students opportunities for continued learning and growth.