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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 hours towards the Wellness Passport.
    Monday - Friday from 8:30-9:00 a.m.   1/28 - 5/10 (except (3/9-3/17)
  • Catch Some ZZZ's: Strategies to Enhance Sleep Quality
    During this workshop, students will assess and evaluate their current sleep habits and create a plan to increase the numbers of quality sleep they get each night. Discussions will focus on debunking sleep myths, potential causes of poor sleep quality, and the impact that lack of sleep can have on intellectual wellness. 
    Counts for 1 hour towards passport. 
    Tuesday 1/29- 5:30 p.m. at Shaw Wellness.
  • Sound Journey-Space is limited,  so please contact the Chaplain's office to pre-register.  This sacred vibrational and deeply immersive session is led while you lay down, relax, and bathe in the sounds of crystal alchemy bowls and harps while they work their magic.  A Sound Bath is a meditative experience that encourages and supports a state of deep relaxation where stress release and cellular healing is encouraged throughout this high frequency vibrational exploration.
    Counts for 1 hour towards passport.
    Tues, Feb 19th- 3:30-4:30 in the Chapel Basement
    (co-sponsored by Shaw Wellness and the Chaplain's Office.

  • Knowing Your Values and Finding the Confidence to Live Them Out 
    Explore your personal values and beliefs while learning what that looks like in your daily life.  Discuss how to comfortably and confidently embrace your beliefs, even if they don't align with what you see around you.  Co-led by Shaw Wellness and Chapel House.
    Counts for 1 hour towards passport. 
    Tues, Feb 26th- 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Shaw Wellness. 
IGD Brown Bag Lunch Series

The following events are held in the Media Lounge, COOP 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Lunch from Hamilton Whole Foods provided; please bring your own beverage.
Earn 1 passport hour per listed session below:

  • Mindfulness and headspace with approaching Intergroup Dialogue
    Facilitated by Rodney Agnant ’14 (Resident Program Coordinator, Chapel House) and Najla Hrustanović (Mental Health Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services).  Monday, February 4

  • Where are you from?: Being International at Colgate
    Facilitated by Jailekha Zutshi ’21 and Kerra Hunter (Assistant Dean and Director of International Student Services).  Monday, February 11

  • Pressure: Dealing with Multigenerational Success and Failure
    Facilitated by Niki Keating (Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services) and Tracia Banuelos (Program Coordinator, Haven).  Monday, February 18

  • Art and Conflict : A Conversation with Dawn Weleski
    Facilitated by Dawn Weleski (Visiting Artist) and Margaretha Haughwout (Assistant Professor of Art and Art History).    Monday, February 25

  • Countering Violent Extremism through Intercultural Dialogue
    Facilitated by Dan Miller ’19 and Siena Frost ’19. Monday, March 4
Community Wellness Training

Stay tuned for Spring 2019 dates. 

  • 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.

  • 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.
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
    Spring dates to come
‘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       BYA Registration

Tuesday Pool Paddling 
 Instruction provided: Come practice various whitewater kayaking skills (strokes, rescues, rolls, tricks, etc.) in a warm controlled pool environment. Lineberry Natatorium  Passport Hours: 2
Equipment: Whitewater kayaks, skirts, paddles, helmets provided.
Limit: 8 people Advance Registration Required
Tuesdays 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12 6:45 - 9:00 pm

Thursday Telemark Skiing  Instruction Provided:  Passport Hours: 3
Meet at Basecamp, Travel provided to Toggenburg Mountain
Equipment: Telemark equipment provided. Alpine & snowboarding equipment can be rented at Toggenburg at your own  cost.
Limit: 11 people  Advance Registration Required
Thursday 2/1, 2/14 and 2/28 4:30 - 10:00 pm

Thursday Central Rock Gym Practice your climbing skills!
Meet at Base Camp, Travel provided to Central Rock Gym in Syracuse
Equipment and Day-passes provided.  All skill levels welcome!
Passport Hours: 3
Limit: 11 Advance Registration Required
Thursday 2/7, 2/21 and 3/7 4:30 - 10:00 pm

Saturday Cross Country Skiing Instruction Provided.  Meet at Basecamp,
All equipment provided. Passport Hours: 5
Limit: 9 people Advance Registration Required
Saturday 3/2 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday Snowshoe Day Hike OE staff will guide the hike, but no formal
instruction provided   Meet at Basecamp, hike location TBD
Bring a water bottle and sturdy shoes/boots - boots can be borrowed from OE.
Passport Hours: 5
Limit: 9 people Advance Registration Required
Saturday 2/9, 2/16 and 3/2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday Ice Climb OE staff will provide instruction on safe and efficient climbing technique Meet at Basecamp, climb location TBD
All climbing equipment provided Passport Hours: 5
Limit: 9 people Advance Registration Required
Sunday 2/24 8:00 am - 7:00 pm