The Student Wellness Program at Saint Mary’s is designed to help students develop a lifelong appreciation of their mind, body, spiritual, emotional and financial well-being. Through its programming, students come to a better understanding of their own health, and discover ways to develop long-term wellness habits.
The Kristine Anderson Trustey Student Wellness Program has been made possible by Kristine Anderson Trustey, a 1986 alumna of Saint Mary’s College, who has a passion for wellness. She has made it a goal that the students of Saint Mary’s College have access to wellness education and programming related to managing stress, anxiety, depression, and fostering a healthy lifestyle.
Each year, the Wellness Program supports two important events:
- The Student Health Fair takes place each spring for our student body. This event partners with many on and off campus organizations and vendors to promote the health and wellness of Saint Mary’s College students.
- Once students have returned to campus, the College hosts its Fall Flu Fest. Primarily a flu vaccine clinic, the event is tied into other autumn-related activities like pumpkin painting, door decor, caramel apple station, and more
Other College Programs and Events
Students are encouraged to drop by the Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex to learn more about the Kristine Anderson Trustey Student Wellness Program. In addition, the College’s health and wellness resources include the following.
Saint Mary’s fitness classes, club sports, and other activities are designed to provide a variety of outlets for physical health.
- Club sports offer recreational opportunities through competition and instruction. Membership requirements vary with each sport. Learn more here.
- Physical Education classes are each semester that students may add to their class schedules for 0.5 credits. Learn more here.
The Health and Counseling Center is located in Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex provides health services including sick care, wellness/physical exams, gynecology, laboratory and prescription services, confidential counseling services and general health education. Make an appointment or learn more here.
These are many opportunities from the Center for Faith, Action, and Ministry to fulfill the need to give the gift of one's time and service to others. Learn more about CFAM, and the ways in which you can celebrate your faith here.
The Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) educates students about sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. BAVO hosts programming for incoming students and their parents, and continues throughout the year with additional events and resources for survivors on campus and in the community.
The Adulting 101 program is a popular series of workshops offered through the College’s Office for Student Equity. Each session helps students navigate real-world situations and prepare for life after college. Topics include understanding banking accounts, budgets, and investing, and living on your own.
Our Tobacco-Free, Smoke-Free Campus
In November 2020, the College took an important step in advocating for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff by becoming 100 percent tobacco and smoke free. This means the use of all tobacco or tobacco-related products (such as vaping and snuff) is prohibited on any Saint Mary’s or Sisters of the Holy Cross property, including inside any vehicle.
We are proud to be part of this national movement to address smoking and tobacco use at college campuses, and to create a culture where our students can reject tobacco and be free from secondhand smoke. We are supportive of students who desire to quit using tobacco products. Smoking cessation tools and resources are available through the Health and Counseling Center and through the student portal. Our gratitude to the Truth Initiative for providing grant money and guidance on this important endeavor.