The Salem College Wellness Model
Wellbeing is more than just being active and eating fruits and vegetables. At Salem College, we believe being well is a balancing act between all of the eight dimensions represented in our wellness model. When balanced well, we are also able to function well.
The Office of Student Wellbeing is here to support you as you navigate your college experience. We offer the time and space to develop yourself and your community, build resilience for bumps in the road, and have some fun along the way.
What contributes to our wellbeing?
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Where do we begin? The Salem College Wellness Model
Working from a comprehensive and integrative wellness model, we are dedicated to supporting students and the Salem College community throughout their college experience.
The SC in the center of our wellness model represents Salem College and Self-Care. We believe self-care is the foundation for your personal and professional success. It is critical to develop the skills necessary to take care of ourselves. We do so by offering programming in the eight dimensions of wellbeing.
Dimensions of Wellbeing
The journey towards peace, harmony, and finding meaning in life.
Awareness, acceptance, and sharing of our feelings in a productive manner.
Understanding of the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment.
Engagement in creative and mentally stimulating activities, expansion of our knowledge and communicating knowledge to others.
Personal fulfillment from our studies, jobs, or our chosen career fields while maintaining balance in our lives.
The active pursuit of financial knowledge, planning, and goal setting.
Movement or physical activity, healthy consumption, sleep and rest, and prevention of illness and chronic diseases.
Contribution towards an equitable, diverse, just, and productive society.
Positive relationships and connections with society and the creation of a support network.
Be Well! is a campus-wide initiative, owned by every member of the Salem College community. Through our unique and innovative wellness classes, campus-wide wellness initiatives, and community outreach efforts, the Office of Student Wellbeing leads the campus in creating a culture of wellbeing for students, faculty and staff, and the greater Salem Community.
Through a mixture of socially-distanced on-campus programming and virtual programming, we will maintain continuity of exceptional, student-centered wellness programming.
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