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graphic showing the seven dimensions of wellnessWellU supports students in their wellness journey through the seven dimensions of wellness. Improve your health and well being by attending classroom presentations, joining discussions on Facebook/Twitter or participate in a variety of events. We also offer students access to CampusWell, a web-based resource to positively influence your health, wellness, productivity, motivation and more.

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Using technology, high quality, and research-based content, CampusWell delivers a wellness platform for students. This platform is presented in the context of a unified vision of student well-being. You can watch videos from students all over the country as they provide tips about cooking in the dorms or their latest fitness routine. Read articles about relevant health and wellness topics and learn how you can take action on reaching your full potential.

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Supporting the seven dimensions of wellness

Emotional balance represents the ability to tolerate and withstand daily and long-term distractions such as physical or mental discomfort, pain, or stress while still living out one's life in a healthy manner. Student WellU offers a variety of services and programs that support emotional wellness.

Biofeedback

Computer sensors can help you recognize the relationship between psychological processes and physiological changes. Learn to recognize these processes and exert more control over your bodily responses to stressful events. Avoid stress, reduce tension and lead a more relaxed life!

Students can access biofeedback software at:

  • CSS Well U Resource Room (T26)
  • CSS Duluth Campus Library
  • CSS Duluth Campus Counseling Center
  • CSS Duluth Campus Science Commons Student Desktop-Sci3114

Pet therapy

Pet therapy is designed to lower stress levels by bringing in certified pet therapy animals on campus. Locations and times vary by semester.

Bright Lights

Located throughout the library on the Duluth Campus bright lights are marked by a bright light sign. Bright Lights provide a measured amount of balanced spectrum light equivalent to standing outdoors on a clear spring day. This has been shown to help regulate sleep/wake cycles.

Heartmath

With Heartmath you’ll discover and experience firsthand how to take charge of your emotional well-being with the help of Inner Balance technology. Instead of waiting for outer circumstances to change, the Inner Balance helps you learn to create positive changes from the inside out.

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Practicing sustainability, or going green as many call it, is the overall process of consciousness and conservation of the environment around us. Knowledge will help better prepare us for the future impact of the material decisions we are making today.

Earth Action

An environmental justice student group at St. Scholastica

Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies and the Environment is an interdisciplinary program, which draws elective courses from a variety of departments across campus.

Student WellU focuses on how best to manage personal finances by teaching and understanding the importance of budgeting, credit and debt management. Other important topics in the program include identity security, insurance plans and providing guidance for understanding loan repayment options.

Savvy Saints

Connect with a fellow student who can show you how to track your spending, create and implement a budget and more!

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The mission of WellU is to create a campus culture that promotes health and wellness. In order to fulfill the mission, WellU continues to evolve and develop resources, programs, events, and other opportunities for students to thrive in every dimension including intellectual wellness.

The Resilience Project

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Resilience is not something all individuals are born with, however, the resilience skill set can be taught and the lessons learned can empower individuals to manage stress and learn to thrive.

To learn more please contact Julie Zaruba Fountaine

Physical fitness is achieved through regular aerobic exercise and strength training. WellU is here to create an environment where all can achieve their fitness goals.

Cenergy! Program

A personal training and educational program available to St. Scholastica students

  • You will work with your Cenergy! coach to outline goals and an exercise plan
  • The first week will consist of a physical assessment and conversation about health goals, nutrition and motivation for exercise
  • In the following weeks, you will meet to touch base on how you are doing with your fitness program and how we can work to make the proper adjustments as needed

To join the Cenergy! Program please contact Julie Zaruba Fountaine

SleepWell

Always feeling tired does not have to be normal. Feeling anxious and distractible does not have to be constants. You CAN sleep well. Find information on the impact sleep has on your body, answer some of your sleep questions and interact with useful resources.

Eating Well

Eating well is all about consuming a well-balanced variety of foods that will help you obtain the right vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to fuel your body and help you feel your best.

St. Scholastica Food Service

Committed to providing the college community and guests with the highest quality nutritious food. The following resources are also available to students:

ChooseMyPlate

Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

Social wellness is the ability to connect and relate to other individuals in the community and throughout the world. The ability to maintain and build positive relationships is an integral part of social wellness. Friends and family can reinforce positive behaviors and help you to live a healthy lifestyle.

Seeing Optimism Uplifts Life (SOUL)

Positive psychology and resilience can transform leaders, organizations, and individuals. Resilient leaders promote positive emotions, facilitate growth, and encourage positive relationships. Through online modules and in-person discussions, students will reflect upon their leadership by developing their resilience skill set.

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Spirituality is a process of growth and development as we learn to feel at ease with who we are and to fulfill our potential as individuals and as human beings. Good spiritual health can bring with it a sense of inner peace and comfort.

Campus Ministry

Engages students of all faith traditions on campus. Campus Ministry develops and empowers faith-filled student leaders, educates/mobilizes for social justice and inspires personal/spiritual growth. Connect with them for worship information, volunteer and service trips and more.

St. Scholastica Monastery

In the spirit of Benedictine hospitality, the Benedictine Sisters greet you with peace and invite you to explore the way of monastic life at the St. Scholastica Monastery.

Get involved

There are a variety of ways to get involved with WellU. You can start by attending our free events, participating in our programs, reading the CampusWell newsletter or helping to plan programs and events by interning with WellU or becoming a Storm’s Advocate. If you are interested in living up to your full potential getting involved with WellU is a great place to start!

Internships

WellU at The College of St. Scholastica is an ideal setting for MSW, Exercise Physiology, Public Health and Counseling Psychology interns to gain experience working with a broad range of issues including mental health, wellness, and violence intervention and prevention.

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Storm’s Advocates

This is an organization of students who present educational programs promoting health and wellness. Storm's Advocates sponsor a variety of campus wide events and activities promoting awareness among The College of St. Scholastica student body. Students interested in volunteering or in peer education should contact Julie Zaruba Fountaine.

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Julie Zaruba FountaineJulie Zaruba Fountaine
Student Wellness Coordinator
Somers Hall Ground Floor
Room G36
(218) 625-4914
jzarubafounta@css.edu