The Wellness Learning Community, located in our high rise complex, fosters a substance free environment in which students and staff are focused on the Seven Dimensions of Wellness (Physical, Emotional, Occupational, Spiritual, Intellectual, Social, and Environmental).
- Live in a healthy and supportive environment
- Interact with peers that have similar interests and values
- Connect to the campus community
WHAT TO EXPECT
- A community of 50-70 students with similar values
- Commitment to academic success
- An alcohol and drug free environment
- Accountability from peers for healthy behaviors
- Overnight retreat on September 6-7, 2019
Overnight Retreat on September 6-7, 2019.
During this time students develop a close-knit bond by getting to know one another and creating goals for the school year. Check out a few videos and pics from the 2018 Wellness Retreat!
HOW TO APPLY
- Select the Wellness Community option on your online residence hall application
- Complete the Wellness Community Agreement, which outlines expectations for the students in this community and is upheld by all members of the Wellness Community.
- Note that learning communities offer a limited number of spaces, please do not delay in returning your application!
Sherri Nordstrom Stastny , PhD, RD, CSSD, LRD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences at North Dakota State University and a mentor for the Wellness Community for many years. She has been a full-time member of the dietetics faculty at NDSU since 2002. Use of whole, local, non-processed foods are emphasized whenever practical. Stastny is active in 10K races, bicycle commuting, and skiing when life allows it.
Emily Hegg, MS, CHES, is the Assistant Director of Health Promotion in the Student Health Service department and serves as the Wellness Community Coordinator. Through peer education, awareness campaigns, programs and presentations, the Health Promotion Office focuses on a variety of health and well-being topics such as mental health, substance use, violence prevention, etc. Outside of work, Emily has two little ones who keep her very busy but enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, and organizing/decorating!
Student Health Service and the Wellness Center provide information and resources. As part of this connection, the Healthy Herd Champions, a student wellness peer education program, connects regularly with students in the community.