Mission

WesWell, the Office of Health Education, is an integral part of Wesleyan University's Health Services. WesWell understands the impact of student health on academic performance and is committed to providing services that are designed to develop healthy behaviors and prevent health concerns that may interfere with academic and personal success.

WesWell's Mission in Action:

Health initiatives are evidence-informed, based on Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education and data collected from Wesleyan University students.

The staff of WesWell strives to fulfill this mission by providing services that include:

  • programs and outreach to promote positive health behaviors and provide educational information on various topics, including body image, stress, sexual assault, sexual health, sleep, nutrition, and alcohol and other drugs

  • support and advocate for changes in campus policies and procedures which promote the creation of a healthier campus environment

  • coordinate the Peer Health Advocate program

  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) prevention, including coordinating the AOD committee, AlcoholEdu implementation, AOD education and support opportunities for AOD alternatives on campus

  • support student events with co-sponsorship, financial backing from the Healthful Words Fund, program planning help, as well as training resources, and other educational materials

  • assess the health status of students by conducting research, data collection and analysis

  • provide a Health Information Resource Library

  • Sexual assault response and prevention, including coordinating the Sexual Assault Response Team, consent education, and bystander intervention trainings and programs

  • provide referrals to other health resources

References:
Council for Advancement of Standards in Practice for Higher Education; Professional Standards for Higher Education (7th edition)
American College Health Association: Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education
Mission statements for the following Higher Education Departments:
Health Education, Trinity College
Health Promotion and Wellness Services, Princeton University
Alice! Health Promotion, Columbia University
Health Education, Williams College
Health Education, Amherst College
Health Promotion, Montclair State University