Wellness at Salem

What is “Wellness?” Wellness is a way of living that encourages holistic health that is supportive of academic and personal success and fulfillment.

As Salem moves towards establishing a presence as a Center for Women's Wellness, guided by the Salem College Strategic Plan and annual goals, we aspire to help Salem community members sustain a vibrant, healthy, and balanced lifestyle.

Wellness at Salem focuses on promoting awareness and education, motivation for positive behavior changes, and influencing campus practices and policy to support a healthy environment.

The Seven Dimensions of Wellness 

Wellness Daisy

Salem's wellness initiatives include:

  • Fitness trails (mapped and named by Salem students) accessible here on the Salem College website.
  • Women In Nature Program (WIN)
  • Group fitness classes (yoga, relaxation)
  • Rental bikes available for students
  • An organic herb garden used by the dining services department 
  • Guest speakers centered around women's wellness
  • Fitness Fridays in the Office of Student Affairs featuring the "Dean's Walk" Fridays at 3 PM

Praise for Salem's Wellness Program

An article in the August 27, 2009, Winston-Salem Journal highlighted Salem's newest wellness initiatives as introduced to the community on "Wellness Day." The day began with almost 50 participating in "Yoga on Salem Square" at 8:30 a.m. That was followed by a bike ride to Salem Lake at 9:30 a.m. That afternoon, the Salem community gathered on the steps of Main Hall at 1:30 p.m. to embark upon one of three "fitness walks" taking them through campus and into Old Salem and downtown. 

Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, all classes have been canceled and all offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Scholarship Weekend events scheduled for Monday, February 15, will take place in the Single Sisters House.

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