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.
Check out upcoming programming and events at or sponsored by the Shaw Wellness Institute.
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.
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.
Looking for a quick wellness assessment that provides an evaluation of your personal wellness? Try the National Wellness Institute's site. There are assessments for college students and adults and an overall score, strengths and areas for improvement are detailed in the report.