WSU Health & Wellness Advocates
The Student Health & Wellness Advocate Program is comprised of approximately 20 WSU and SE Tech students committed to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles by modeling healthy choices to their peers. The Health & Wellness Advocates act as a resource for campus and community through educative events and presentations as well as weekly service hours conducted in The WELL, IWC 138
What do the Health & Wellness Advocates Do?
Health & Wellness Advocates act as a resource for student health related issues and concerns. Health & Wellness Advocates serve as educators of other students regarding Winona State University’s seven dimensions of wellness, in addition to sharing information, prevention strategies, and referring students to other wellness resources on, and off, campus.
Advocates are Certified Peer Educators through the BACCHUS network, as well as certified in First Aid and CPR. They are trained in several Health & Wellness topic areas and share their knowledge through teaching information to classes, clubs, or teams on campus, as requested
How do I apply to become an Advocate?
Health & Wellness Advocates are selected through an application process at the beginning of each semester. Students must be able to commit to a minimum of one full semester to become an advocate.
The application window will open in August 2016.
Visit with the Student Health & Wellness Advocates at the Orientation Club Fair and Homecoming Club Fair. Or just stop by The Well (IWC 138) to learn more about the Advocates!
When and where do the Advocates meet?
The Student Health & Wellness Advocates meet every other Thursdays at 5pm in The Well, IWC 138, during the Spring 2016 Semester. The first meeting will be January 21st, 2016 at 5pm.
What the program has to offer to its advocates:
Hear from our Advocate Alumni:
Health & Wellness Advocate Alumni, we want to hear from you! We would be so excited to hear from you and share your updates on our new Health & Wellness Advocate Alumni section. Don't want to share any stories? That's fine too! Feel free to just submit your name and email address to help us keep our contact records updated. Health & Wellness Advocate Alumni Form
Currently living in La Crosse, WI and attending Grad School at UWL!
Being a Health and Wellness Advocate has been a great experience for me. I have created some amazing friendships but also have been able to reach out to the WSU community and help promote healthy choices. I think people forget that living a healthy life doesn’t mean diet and exercise. Facilitating Healthy Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays not only gave me an opportunity to work on my public speaking skills but I really felt that I was making a difference and helping my friends and classmates learn new tools for a healthy way of living. If you are interested at all, join! It’s not only a great resume builder but you meet so many fun, creative people and learn a lot about promoting wellness at WSU!
Currently living in Winona, MN and working at Back to Health!
Being a Student Health & Wellness Advocate gave me the opportunity to promote a healthy living on campus. I was trained in different areas and learned more about Health Services and the IWC. The organization also helped me to build relationships with students and faculty members. I highly recommend students to become involved with the Student Health Advocate Club, because it will open up more opportunities for you as a student and as a WSU Alumni.
My favorite memory of the Health & Wellness Advocate club was feeling like I was a part of something that made a difference on campus. My experience as a Health & Wellness advocate was great. I wish I would have been a part of the club earlier in my college career. It provided me with so many great opportunities to network with the WSU staff and my peers. I was also able to grow as a leader and a role model on campus!
Student Health & Wellness Advocates is a great club to get involved with on campus because you are actively involved in different campaigns and promotions covering various dimensions of health & wellness. I really liked that we were able to educate people in fun ways using things like beer goggles or mock-tails in promotion of safe alcohol use. Plus, I had so much fun getting to know other people that were interested in making a difference on the WSU campus as well as within the Winona community.