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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.   Sign Up Form 
Wednesday 4/25 4:30 - 6:30 PM in 111 Huntington Gym (Wooster Room).  
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     
  •  Poetry as a Life-giving Practice - In his 1955 poem, “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower,” the poet William Carlos Williams writes, “It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.” What life-giving quality is found, or might be found, in poetry? In these informal discussions, we will celebrate National Poetry Month by exploring this question. Participants are invited to bring a favorite poem or two that has contributed to your own emotional, spiritual, or intellectual wellbeing in some way. Poems can be published by other authors or works that you yourself have written.
    Chapel House  2:30-4:00pm  Fridays: April 6, April 13, and April 27.

  • We See You Collaborative Studio  is a series that was designed to present students with a therapeutic space to exercise their creativity using language and images. We aim to empower students by teaching them therapeutic writing/creative techniques that they might do on their own. This semester previous participants/staff members Natasha Torres '15 and Kasper Alberico '18 will be guiding the space and hope to help students grow as creators as they learn about their own wellness and ways to manage their well-being. 
    Thursdays 5:30 PM  2/15 - 5/3 (excluding 3/15) Shaw Wellness Lounge
       Note: 3/1 session moved to Saturday 3/3 
     Worry Stone Workshop at 110 Broad St. from 2-4 pm.  Worry Stones provide us with a tool that we can focus that stress on, so come and decorate yours!   All materials will be provided.
  • Meditation Sessions at the Chapel House, Contact Rodney Agnant with any questions about this program.
    Monday-Friday 30 min session 8:30am-9:00am Jan 29th - May 11th (excluding Spring Break Week)

  • Buddhist Meditations at the Chapel House 
    Everyone is invited, including students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone of any religious or non-religious affiliation, as well as any level of expertise, is welcome to join! No experience required.
    These sessions will alternate between Zen meditation and Tibetan meditation, and they will be led Catherine Landis and Andy Hassinger, respectively.
    Fridays 12:30-1:30pm Jan 26th - May 11th (except 3/16)
Colgate Sustainability Programs
  • The Green Summit  this annual event is a collaborative think tank that brings the Colgate community together to exchange ideas and plans of action for making our campus more sustainable. More Information
    Thursday, April 12 4:30-6:00pm Golden Auditorium

  • 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.

  • P.E. Passport Sustainability Series: Sust is a Must​
    The Office of Sustainability will be offering five sessions on various dimensions of sustainability, with each session counting as one hour toward your P.E. Passport. The sessions will be held every Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. beginning February 19. ​ Locations will vary depending on the session.

    February ​19: Sustainability Jeopardy (Ho 326)  Bring your competitive spirit to five rounds of Sustainability Jeopardy, with questions ranging from sustainability on Colgate’s campus to global climate change issues. Join us to test your knowledge on the environment while also becoming a master of sustainability facts!  Monday 2/19 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    February 2​6​: Write a Letter to your Representative (Ho 326)
    Write and send letters to your home state or New York State Representatives with comments, critiques, or suggestions about their environmental platforms and initiatives Monday 2/26 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    ​March 5: Sustainable Cooking Class (McGregory 101) 
    Get your hands dirty as you learn how to reduce your carbon footprint in the kitchen! This cooking class will focus on reducing your meat and dairy consumption in a delicious way.  Monday 3/5 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    March ​19: Up-Cycling Workshop (Ho 326) 
    Come show your creativity by turning recycled materials into a functional, handy object! More details to come on the specific arts and crafts we will be making.  Monday 3/19 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    March 2​6: Darwin Nature Walk (Darwin Thinking Path)
    What better way to celebrate spring than by venturing on a leisurely walk through the Darwin Thinking Path? Stay tuned for a guest appearance from one of your very own professors.  Monday 3/26 4:30-5:30 p.m.
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.

    Tuesday, April 3rd from 6-8pm Lathrop 308

  • 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.  The program coordinator is Julie Hawkins, Ph.D. Training materials will be provided.
    Tuesday February 6 at 4:15 in Olin 328 
    Wednesday March 7 at 4:15 in Olin 328  Sign up Link 

‘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

  • Tai Chi - This ancient Chinese form of martial art, exercise, and self-cultivation is characterized by slow, balanced, and flowing movement. It promotes relaxation, concentration, improved posture, and overall improvement in the function of mind and body.  Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm in 301 Huntington Studios

  • Meraki is a dance/reflection program that uses movement for communication, collaboration, and contemplation. The emotional connection and emotive ability of dance is treated as more important than the physical movement; the latter is simply a means to express your feelings. It aims to increase bodily awareness, balance, and confidence; make you more comfortable with your body and spending time with yourself, and introduce dance as a viable option to release pent-up emotions and stress. Friday 3:00 - 5:00 pm in 301 Huntington Studios

  • 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 the Director of Fitness. 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.

More About Backyard Adventures

Spring 2018 Offerings: 

  • Pool Paddling (OE staff will be in the pool to help you learn how to paddle, wet exit, roll, etc.)
    Tuesdays 3/27-4/24 6:45-9:00 PM MEET AT BASECAMP
    Passport Hours: 2 hours/session  Reserve your Spot
  • Wellnes Walk   Facilitated by Outdoor Education staff and folks from various departments across campus.  
    Fridays 3/30-4/27 3:30-5:00pm  Meet at Basecamp  No reservations 
    Passport Hours: 1.5 hours
  • Local Day Hiking  OE staff will be leading the hike and available to teach proper layering, navigation, sense of place, and other skills if needed.
    Saturdays 3/31-4/21 9:00am-5:00pm
    Meet at Basecamp – Climbing location TBD
    Equipment: Bring your own hiking boots or sturdy sneakers.
    Reserve your Spot
    Passport Hours: 5 hours

  • Outdoor Rock Climbing Outing OE staff will lead this trip and will teach you the skills needed to safely climb outdoors
    Sundays 4/1-4/22 9:00am-5:00pm
    Meet at Basecamp – – Climbing destinations will alternate between roped climbing and bouldering destinations. Inclement weather would cause us to go to local climbing gyms instead;
    Passport Hours: 5 hours      Reserve your Spot