The Wellness Office is looking for students who are interested in learning more and/or being more involved in wellness on campus and in their houses.
BENEFITS OF BEING A WELLNESS REP
Learn a lot about wellness - sleep, sex, stress, alcohol, mental health, you name it!
Learn (and keep your house informed) about wellness-related resources and events on campus.
Get ideas from the Wellness Office and your peers about ways to incorporate wellness into your house community and your life.
Access funds to support wellness-related programming in your house.
Enjoy the fabulous snacks you find at all Wellness Office events!
HOW IS A WELLNESS REP DIFFERENT FROM A HEALTH REP?
You house's Health Rep is a (usually) elected position in the house, whose function is to serve as a liaison between Health Services and your house, whereas the Wellness Rep is not an elected position, it's strictly volunteer, and there can be more than one per house, so bring your friends!
Because it's not a formal house position, off-campus students are all welcome!
Your house's Health Rep brings back information about services and events related to Health Services, and communicates with Health Services about the needs of their houses, whereas the Wellness Rep learns about wellness-related services and events AND learns about wellness issues like sleep, sex, and stress, and learns about how to communicate effectively with others about these topics.
The thing Health Reps and Wellness Reps have in common is that they can both get condoms for your house.
WHEN DO THEY MEET? WHERE? WHAT HAPPENS AT A MEETING?
Wellness Reps meet about twice a month at 7pm in the Clark Hall conference Room. (Clark Hall is the little gray house where you go to pick up or drop off your keys; it's on Elm Street between St. John's Episcopal Church and JMG.) Meeting dates in fall 2010:
September 13, 27 October 18 November 1, 15, 29 December 13
Meetings combine timelyinformation about wellness events and services and skill-based, practical information about wellness. Each meeting has a different wellness issue for its theme.
Also, there is food.
HOW DO I BECOME A WELLNESS REP?
Well, it's a very complicated procedure - what you do is: you show up at a meeting.
That's it. Honestly. No formal election process, anyone who wants to be a Wellness Rep can be one. All comers, all wecome. You don't even have to live on campus.
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