Prevention, Health Education, Wellness Promotion
Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual
Wellness Education provides the educational outreach and preventative care of the WOU community. Our goal is to provide students with various forms of information, resources, events, and education to make them aware of health issues pertinent to the college population. Throughout the year we will host programs, trainings, and promotions to address a variety of wellness topics. We offer online tools and resources, peer education programs and opportunities, and personalized wellness coaching.
Peer Mentor Program
The WOU Peer Mentor Program provides experienced students to support first year residents regarding their transition to college. Mentors work with Wellness Education to create educational programs for campus and their assigned first year community. Each year a new team of mentors are hired during Winter Term through an application and interview process. Currently the program consists of 25 mentors, supervised by Wellness Educators who work in the Student Health & Counseling Center.
Here at WOU, Green Dot is our community violence prevention program. Through programs, presentations, and trainings, our community members learn how to identify high risk behaviors and situations, and are given tools and skills so that they can intervene. Every moment matters, and it is all of our responsibility to look out and care for each other. Every time someone steps up, or checks in on a friend, or likes our Facebook page, another Green Dot is added to our campus map! Want to learn more, get trained, or get involved? Check out our Green Dot Page
Student Health Advisory Committee
SHAC is composed of students, faculty and staff that provide insight and provide guidance to the SHCC director regarding student needs and services. This board also addresses campus health concerns by evaluating campus policies and using health promotions to bring awareness about these concerns to the community of WOU.