Student Wellness

Welcome to Wellness at Wellesley! In the Office of Student Wellness, we know that wellness is not one-size-fits-all; we are here to support wellness your way.

We know that we are all complex individuals with dynamic needs, so too is our well-being. Therefore, we utilize Dr. Margaret Swarbrick's model, utilizing 8 holistic dimensions of wellness, which includes: emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual wellness.

Throughout our mission, programming, policies, and resources you will find this framework informing the work that we do. We see well-being as shaped by many intersectional identities and factors that change throughout one's life. Because of this dynamic nature, our office is committed not to simply educating around a narrow concept of wellness, but around self-reflection so that our students are empowered to make the best decisions for themselves at any given time in their life while at Wellesley, and beyond!

 

Click below to learn more about each dimension of wellness!

Our Mission

In the Office of Student Wellness (OSW), we view wellness as a state of being that is impacted by a confluence of factors. Our work in OSW is informed by the 8 dimensions of wellness: emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual. Our mission is to address the holistic aspects of wellness and provide support to:

Embrace

  • all students where they are in their wellness journey. 

  • wellness your way, in recognition that wellness is different for different people. 

  • the diversity of experiences.

Engage 

  • across differences by not defining wellness for students, but rather encouraging students to explore their own unique brand of wellness and to define their own journey.

  • students with resources and tools, making wellness accessible and equitable to all students in our community.

  • the Wellesley College community at large, to foster wellness at Wellesley.

Empower

  • self reflection and awareness of the individual’s needs, and accessing resources.

  • students through education to incorporate a balanced approach to healthy behaviors. 

  • a lifelong journey of wellness.

 

Learning Goals

By engaging with the Office of Student Wellness, students will have the opportunity to: 

  • Define the dimensions of wellness.

  • Evaluate and reflect on their own well-being.

  • Apply their knowledge of wellness to make adjustments to areas of their well-being that they would like to strengthen.

  • List strategies to work towards wellness in these identified areas.

  • Identify and access resources on- and off-campus.

  • Advocate for their wellness and for the wellness of their peers.

Contact: Office of Student Wellness | Wellesley College, Billings 112 | studentwellness@wellesley.edu | 781-283-2821