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Wellness Library
The Wellness Institute Library is a central feature of the wellness lounge area. The various materials may be checked out by any student or employee with a valid Colgate ID. The library has over 250 books, CDs, DVDs, pamphlets and other media  related to the eight wellness dimensions. We even have biofeedback software that plays like a game for you to use.

Topics include anxiety, depression, occupational wellness, stress management, sleep hygiene, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition, body image, eating disorders, relationships, self-esteem, sexual health, meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality. Please drop by during office hours and peruse our library with a warm cup of tea, or drop by during an event and stay after to see what's available.

Wellness Calendar
Check out upcoming programming and events at or sponsored by the Shaw Wellness Institute!

Student Organizations

Active Minds
Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Peer Health Education Group
Peer Health Education Group's mission is to create a healthy campus culture through outreach activities and programming. The group operates under the Shaw Wellness Institute to promote healthy, balanced, and purposeful lifestyles in the Colgate community.

Men's Group
The Colgate Men's group is an informal gathering to discuss masculinity and issues at Colgate. The mission and vision are to foster a more positive and inclusive concept of gender norms and to proactively address gender-based violence/sexual assault, and to promote a more accessible conversation across groups at Colgate thru ally-ship respectively. Currently, the group has three subcommittees including an activities committee, PR/recruitment committee, and an education/outreach committee. We welcome others to connect regarding the group.
Mission Statement: To foster a more positive and inclusive concept of gender norms and to proactively address gender-based violence/sexual assault.
Vision Statement: To promote a more accessible conversation across groups at Colgate thru ally-ship.

Other Resources



ULifeline
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention. ULifeline is available where college students seek information the most - at their fingertips on the Internet.

Student Health 101
Student Health 101 was developed to help colleges and universities do a better job of educating their students in health-related matters. While most schools  maintain a student health services program, many of these programs have limited resources which translates to limited student understanding of how to maintain good health. Student Health 101 provides colleges and universities with a comprehensive resource that enhances health education efforts.
Student Health 101 general health guide

Minding Your Mental Health
Minding Your Mental Health is one of a series of publications and programs offered by the institute. Other products address: families; women; men; children; adolescents; pregnancy; and seniors.