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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.

Register Online for the Spring Semester.

Calendar of Events

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.

Workout with Eric Bigger from the Bachelorette 
Feb 5th from 5 - 6 PM in Huntington Gym

Wellness Workshops and Seminars     
  • 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 at 5:30PM in the Shaw Wellness Lounge
  • Real, Raw, Right (IGD) Workshops seek to encourage individuals to explore the complexities of social identities (religion, race/ethnicity, gender, class, etc) to improve communication and relationships between individuals from different social backgrounds. Through experiential learning opportunities, Colgate Conversations fosters an understanding of how individual perspectives are rooted in systems of power and privilege and provides an opportunity for community members to work together across difference toward purposeful social change. Participants are encouraged to attend all classes offered during the spring semester. 
  • Mindfulness Meditation  Learn and practice the basics of meditation including mindfulness, calm breathing, body scans, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. Mindful Meditations will help to lower your overall stress and increase awareness. Prepare to leave feeling renewed!  in the Counseling Center (Conant House).

  • Meditation Sessions at the Chapel House, Contact Rodney Agnant with any questions about this program.
    Monday-Friday 30 min sessionTBA

  • 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.
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. 

  • 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.

  • Sustainability Workshops offered by the Office of Sustainability to provide participants with an interactive approach to learning about recycling on campus, and within Madison County. Participants will be given the opportunity to test their knowledge about recycling, and learn more about Sustainability at Colgate.

  • Food Workshop: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize students with sustainability in Colgate’s Dining Services. Participants will be exposed to examples of local food within the dining hall, learn about sustainability within the realm of food, and meet with Chartwell’s Sustainability Manager.

  • Upcycling Workshop: The goal of this workshop is to teach students how to creatively reuse materials, rather than throw them away. Participants will create projects with materials that would otherwise have been thrown away in order to practice a sustainable behavior and learn a fun way to reduce waste.
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 bystanderatcolgate.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 LGBTQatcolgate.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.  The program coordinator is Julie Hawkins, Ph.D. Training materials will be provided.
    Tuesday February 6 at 4:15 in Olin 328  Sign Up Link TBA
    Wednesday March 7 at 4:15 in Olin 328   Sign Up Link TBA

‘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

  • 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