Student Wellness



Current Health Issues


Information on public health issues that may be helpful for students, faculty, staff, parents and other visitors to the College.

The office of Student Wellness and Alcohol/Drug Education (SW/AOD) serves as a health and wellness resource for students and the entire campus community providing quality outreach education on all aspects of wellness. The SW/AOD office plays an integral part in carrying out the core values of Connecticut College, specifically education of the entire person.

Resources for Students in CamelWeb

Connecticut College students can find all the documents mentioned below on CamelWeb. (Log in to CamelWeb, select Documents/Policies tab.)

Health Peer Educators

The health peer educators group is comprised of student leaders who are passionate about health promotion and committed to educating the campus on health and wellness issues facing college students. We promote living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. With the office of SW/AOD, we research, develop and present interactive workshops and training sessions on the topics of health and wellness and alcohol and other drugs.

Programming

Interested in collaborating on a health and wellness program? Contact ccurtiss@conncoll.edu.

Program Request and Topic Ideas Form (CamelWeb login required)

Our programs are also regularly listed on the Online Calendar of Events.

Wellness in the Classroom

The director of SW/AOD partners with faculty from various departments to work in the classroom on wellness topics. Faculty members who are interested in integrating health and wellness into their curriculum should contact ccurtiss@conncoll.edu.

CHOICES - Alcohol and Other Drug Education Workshop

CHOICES is a risk reduction and substance abuse prevention program for college students. Students are presented with information and then given the opportunity to reflect on their personal choices through personal interactive journals. The CHOICES program is presented in a non-confrontational, non-judgmental manner that enables students to make their own informed decisions about alcohol consumption and substance use. The program is facilitated by the director of Student Wellness and Alcohol/ Drug Education (SW/AOD).

CHOICES Registration Form (CamelWeb login required.)

BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students)

The primary objective of these one-on-one meetings is to assist a student in decreasing risky behaviors and the harmful effects of alcohol. For an appointment, contact ccurtiss@conncoll.edu.

Campus Wellness Committee

The Campus Wellness Committee is a group of faculty, staff and students whose purpose is to examine campus health and wellness issues and make recommendations to enhance the campus community’s quality of life; the CWC is chaired by the director of SW/AOD.

The Alcohol & Drug Review Board

The Alcohol & Drug Review Board is part of the Campus Wellness Committee and is co-chaired by the dean of students and the director of SW/AOD. Please contact ccurtiss@conncoll.edu.to get involved.

Contact information:

Director's Phone:
860-439-2826

Email ccurtiss@conncoll.edu

Director of Student Wellness and AOD Education,
CC Curtiss
Located in College Center at Crozier-Williams 223