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Colgate Wellness Passport

Students wishing to experience a variety of PHED wellness options may apply for the Wellness Passport program. Students will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of classes, workshops and events that encompass the eight dimensions of wellness. Students enrolled in this course must accumulate 10-hours of participation over the course of one semester by attending any combination of classes, workshops and trainings listed below. 

Hours logged are only valid for the current semester. Grades will be issued for students at the end of the semester. 10 hours = 1 credit, 20 hours = 2 credits.

Participation Tracking

Google Doc logins at approved classes will be used to track your progress. Ask the class instructor for assistance. Any questions or issues should be directed to CURecreation@colgate.edu.

Offerings and Events

General Information listed below, dates will be updated throughout the semester. Visit the event calendar to view daily options.

CPR/AED Training:   Learn Lifesaving skills.
Dates/times TBA. 
Attendees my choose from receiving a Red Cross Certification Card for a $20 fee or the no fee option of not receiving a card from the ARC.

Wellness Workshops and Seminars     
  • Meditation Sessions at the Chapel House.  
    Professor Rick Braaten and Chapel House Program Coordinator Rodney Agnant will be offering open meditation sessions.This session is open to anyone of any religious or non-religious affiliation, as well as any level of expertise, are welcome to join! No experience required.  This session provides you with 0.5 credit towards the Wellness Passport.
    Monday - Friday from 8:30-9:00 a.m.  9/10-12/14
         No sessions on 10/8-10/9 and 11/19-11/23.
  •  “Don’t Touch My Hair”: A Conversation about Texturism and Hair Discrimination.  This is a dialogue-based workshop that focuses on the aesthetic, social and political connotations of hair and its various textures. This class will provide participants with the opportunity to openly discuss their experience with hair in relation to society and systems of power and privilege that benefit some textures over others. Students will be able to: 
    1. Define social constructs about their and other’s hair
    2. Discuss their own personal experiences surrounding societal expectations on hair texture
    3. Collaborate to develop ways to dismantle these systems of inequality in their everyday lives
    This will be the pilot class of an interactive, dialogue-based race and gender series to take place. To register for the class or ask any questions - please contact the instructor, Toni-Ann Yapp at tyapp@colagte.edu

More Workshops To Come

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The following events are held in the Media Lounge, COOP 12:15pm-1:15pm
Earn 1 passport hour per listed session below:

  • Monday 9/17   Pressure: Dealing with Multigenerational Success and Failure:  This session is designed for individuals who are under pressure - from family, from coaches, friends - to live up to expectations that you may often feel are impossible or not your responsibility. We will work through understanding what multigenerational pressure looks like, scenarios, and mental health strategies to combat impostor syndrome and related stresses. Niki Keating (Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services) and Tracia Banuelos (Program Coordinator, Haven)

  • Monday 9/24  Merry Everything: The Religious (and Non-Religious) Landscape at ColgateThis workshop is for anyone who's ever been curious about another person's religious practices or beliefs, but is afraid to ask or offend. We shall introduce how inter-group dialogue practices might offer ways to begin and sustain meaningful conversation and promote sharing knowledge in non-judgmental ways. Esther Rosbrook (Assistant Director of Residential Life) and Georgia Frank (Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion; Director, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program)

  • Monday 10/1  Losing (North) Face: Disrupting Class at Colgate:  Socio-economic class is a largely unarticulated--and hidden in plain sight--power structure at Colgate, facilitating and limiting access. This workshop seeks to break the taboo of class silence by exploring how socioeconomic class influences not only who we are, but what we do and how we do it. Using IGD to make class more visible and more audible, we hope to disrupt class at Colgate -- in the classroom and beyond. Suzanne Spring (Senior Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric; Coordinator of Second Language Writing; Academic Director of The Office of Undergraduate Studies) and Dayna Campbell (ALANA Outreach Coordinator)

  • Monday 10/15  Thinking About Our Implicit Biases: This workshop is intended to explore what implicit biases are, what they might look like in day-to-day life, and how they can change. We hope to create an environment where people can self-reflect on their own biases and consider what social psychological research tells us about how to tackle them. Erin Cooley (Assistant Professor of Psychology) and Tamala Flack (Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action)

  • Monday 10/22   We're All Different. Now What?  This capstone session for the fall series will implement a 'World Cafe' model as a framework for building community and bridging difference. Come ready to talk in small groups about your experiences. Meika Loe (Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies) and Chimebere Nwaoduh (Assistant Director of Residential Life)

Community Wellness Training
  • Bystander Intervention Training teaches strategies for the preventing various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment and assault, and intimate partner violence. Grouped together, we increasingly call these behaviors "gender-based violence." Once dates are announced participants can sign up by emailing bystander@colgate.edu.

  • Safe Zone Training is open to faculty, staff, and students. The aim of safe zones is to create a supportive campus climate by encouraging conversation around gender identity and sexual orientation, homophobia, heterosexism, and various oppressions. By educating members of the campus community about current LGBTQ-related issues, members of the campus community can be more prepared to provide support and resources on LGBTQ and Ally concerns. Participants are strongly encouraged but not required to RSVP to LGBTQ@colgate.edu.

    Stay tuned for Fall 2018 Safe Zone Training dates. 

  • QPR™ Suicide Prevention Training is a national suicide prevention program for non-professionals and the “CPR” for mental health. If you are member of the Colgate community who would like to be trained to respond to someone in distress and learn how to save the life of someone who is depressed or suicidal, consider registering for this 90 minute training. Training materials will be provided.
    Stay tuned for Fall 2018 QPR Suicide Prevention Training dates.
Colgate Sustainability Programs
  • The Green Certification Program is an online education training, which includes a quiz and submission of a writing piece after they have passed the quiz.  In total, the program takes 2 hours. Start the online training
  • Contact sustainability@Colgate.edu with questions. To receive credit email your certification of completion to curecreation@colgate.edu before the end of the semester.

  • Sust-Is-A-Must Workshop Series  Wednesdays 4:30 pm to 5:30pm Alumni 107
      10-Oct Nature Walk! Feat. John Pumilio: Enjoy afternoon fall colors
      17-Oct Letters to Representatives: Co-op with Colgate Vote Project
      24-Oct Sustainable Cooking: Learn low waste food prep and eat!
      31-Oct Halloween Upcycling: Costume making from recycled materials
      7-Nov Sustainability Jeopardy: Test your Knowledge
‘gate Fitness Programs
  • Group Exercise Classes – “Drop-in” and attend any ‘Gate Fitness group exercises classes for credit towards your PHED Passport Hours. All classes are drop-in and students are not guaranteed a spot in the class. Please make sure to arrive early to ensure you have a spot in the class. Class schedule is online here 

  • Personal Training Sessions – Sign-up with a personal trainer at the Trudy Fitness Center and get one-on-one fitness instruction. Sessions are one-hour and you may have up to ten hours of personal trainer sessions on your Wellness Passport.  Please note that there is a fee for personal training services. Sign-up here

  • Fitness Center Orientation – Sign-up online for a one-hour orientation of the Trudy Fitness Center. Limit to one orientation per passport. Orientations are one-hour in length and led by a certified personal trainer. Sign-up here
Backyard Adventures – Outdoor Education
Outdoor Ed is thrilled to be able to offer Backyard Adventures for faculty, staff, students, and community members. These outings will help participants meet new people and build new skills while adventuring in and exploring the local area.

All BYAs are FREE through a collaboration with the Shaw Wellness Institute.

More About Backyard Adventures

Tuesday Pool Paddling: Come practice various whitewater kayaking skills (strokes, rescues, rolls, tricks, etc.) in a warm controlled pool environment with the help of trained OE instructors.  Limited to 9 people Advanced registration required
Tuesdays 6:45 - 9:00 pm on 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6.  Earn 2 passport hour per session.

Thursday Mountain Biking Instruction Provided: This will be a beginner to intermediate guided trail ride for those with some previous mountain biking experience  Meet at Basecamp, ride on Colgate trails. Bike & helmet provided, or bring your own. 
Limited to 6 people Advanced registration required
Thursdays 4:30- 6:30 p.m. on 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1.    Earn 2 passport hours per session. 

Saturday Canoeing Instruction Provided: OE staff will provide a short lesson on canoe handing before leading a tour of the lake Where: Meet at Basecamp, canoe location TBD Equipment: PFD, canoe, and paddle included - Note: footwear required  
Limited to 10 people Advanced registration required
Saturdays 10am - 5 pm on 10/20, 11/3  Earn 4 passport hours per session. 

Saturday Day Hiking: OE staff will guide the hike, but no formal instruction will be provided. Meet at Basecamp, hike location TBD. Bring a water bottle and sturdy shoes/boots (boots can be borrowed from OE). 
Limited to 10 people  Advanced registration required
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm on 10/13, 10/27,   Earn 6 Passport Hours per session.

Sunday Central Rock Gym:  Practice your climbing skills, no instruction provided, all skills welcome.  Meet at Basecamp, travel to Central Rock Gym in Syracuse. Day Passes, transportation and equipment provided.
Limited to 9 people   Advanced registration required
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm on 10/21, 11/4  Earn 4 Passport Hours.

Sunday Outdoor Rock:  OE staff will provide instruction on safe and efficient climbing technique. Meet at Basecamp, travel to Climb location (TBD). Transportation and equipment provided.  Limited to 9 people   Advanced registration required
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm on 10/21, 11/4  Earn 6 Passport Hours.