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.
I’m Dan (He/Him/His) and I’m a junior, Art History major! The projects I’m currently working on are the Display Cases and Communications for the office. My favorite thing about being a SWA is the genuine conversations. Being able to talk to people candidly in real-world terms about their well-being is very rewarding. My favorite OHP resource is our YouTube channel! (Shameless plug: pls subscribe). A fun fact/favorite self-care action/hobby is that I enjoy skateboarding! That’s self-care, right?
Hi! My name is Nicolas Bell (he/him/his) and I am a sophomore. I am currently undecided for my major (but likely geology or biology). In the office, I am working on the SWA Stalls and video production projects. My favorite parts about being a SWA so far has been getting to learn about how the OHP works, being a CUES facilitator, getting to know the other SWAs, and starting to work on my projects for this term. An OHP resource that I love is (of course) the SWA dogs because I miss my dogs so much when I’m on campus, and they always brighten my day. I also think that the lightboxes the OHP offers are super useful during the winter. A fun fact about me is that I got 3rd place in a Rubik’s cube competition for solving a cube with my feet! (And if you saw the variety show last year, I was the kid who did that on stage).
Hello! My name is Gaby Lazo (she/her), and I am a sophomore prospective Linguistics major! I currently work on creating Nook Activities, as well as aiding in Video Production for OHP. My favorite thing about being a SWA is connecting with so many new people — between fellow SWAs, incoming freshmen, and peer leaders, I get to meet and interact with such a diverse and wonderful group of people! My favorite OHP resources are the freebie corner, as I am always in need of more chapstick, and the SWA dogs, as they can brighten any day. One of my favorite ways to relax and practice self-care is to bake: not only is it fun and good for clearing the mind, but you get treats at the end of it (the complete collection of Taylor Swift songs tends to accompany this)!
My name is Maya Rogers (she/her/hers) and I am a Junior Psychology Major. The projects that I am working on currently are SWA Stalls and the Display Case. My favorite thing about being a SWA is designing effective and approachable health communication (which I want to go into professionally). My favorite OHP resource – the SWA dogs! I’ve gone to almost every one every week of every term I’ve been here. They’re all 15/10. A fun fact/favorite self-care action/hobby about me is that I am hand piecing my 4th quilt. It’s something good to do with my hands and it looks pretty after all the (hundreds of) hours of work!
Mickey Walsh (he/him/his). I am a junior Religion major. The projects I’m currently working on the QPR Workshop and Nook activities! What I love about being a SWA is the opportunity to connect people to resources and how kind and supportive the other SWA’s are. My favorite OHP resources are the squeezy stress toys in the office. They are so fun and helpful. My favorite self-care activity has to be a quiet walk in the woods.
Greetings! I am Xavier (He/Him/His) and I’m a junior. I am a lowly bio major. I am currently on the Wellness Workshops and SWA Stalls teams. I love being a SWA because I enjoy researching wellness topics to make a difference in people’s lives. My favorite resource is the life-saving SWA wallet tissues. Fun fact: sometimes I sneak into SWA office to steal SWA wallet tissues.
Learn More About the SWAs
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