As the student branch of the Office of Health Promotion (OHP), SWAs are here to help you with all your wellness needs. You can visit us any time (during business hours) at OHP in Sayles-Hill room 162.

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Statement of Purpose

Student Wellness Advocates (SWAs) seek to create a campus environment that allows the entire Carleton community to flourish by means of peer wellness advocacy and evidence-based health education. SWAs also connect students to the wide array of resources and support available on campus and in the community. In order to bring a truly flourishing campus to fruition we:

  • Disseminate wellness and health information through both passive and active programming, while remaining aware of the needs of our ever-shifting campus climate
  • Challenge wellness myths and campus norms with peer-reviewed scientific literature as the foundation to everything we do
  • Collaborate with other peer educators on campus to most effectively spread awareness and information to specific subsets of our campus population
  • Advocate for a student wellness lens in all administrative and faculty decisions and actions
  • Connect students to campus resources including, but not limited to, the Office of Health Promotion
  • Continually seek new information and best practices in order to best educate ourselves and our campus

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