Shaw wellness ambassadors help Colgate undergraduates identify wellness needs on campus from a student’s perspective — and address them.

Wellness ambassadors work closely with both Shaw Wellness Institute staff and the greater Colgate community to increase awareness of wellness resources on Colgate’s campus. There are three groups of Shaw Wellness Ambassadors.

Liaison

As a liaison ambassador, students will work with their campus partners to promote Shaw events, learn about wellness needs in partner departments, promote partner events, provide resources that will supplement partner programs on campus, and meet any other wellness needs that are specific to the department. The roles of liaison ambassadors may vary, depending on the demands of individual partner-departments.  

Bystander Intervention Facilitators

Bystander intervention facilitators present the Bystander Intervention curriculum to their fellow students and help to prevent sexual violence throughout the Colgate community. They teach ways to implement active bystander behaviors in order to make Colgate a safer and more inclusive community. 

Peer Coaches

Peer coaches are students who are trained in wellness topics to educate and empower students to live a balanced lifestyle. They offer one-on-one appointments for students struggling or wanting to learn more about bringing wellness into their everyday lives.

For more information about becoming a Shaw wellness ambassador, please email wellness@colgate.edu.