Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

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Passionate about wellness? Join a Wellness Center group!

The Wellness Center is the home to three student leadership groups that focus on different topics related to health and wellness. These sponsored student organizations (SSOs) are student run and driven, but staff supported. These groups are a fantastic way to get more involved in these causes and gain experience collaborating with the Wellness Center. Please read more below to see if one of them interests you!

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The focus of CHANGE is on gender-based violence (sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking). CHANGE makers are Loyola students who want to help make Loyola a safer place. They meet every other week to create programming around prevention, awareness, and response to gender-based violence. CHANGE will be open to new members in Fall 2018. Please contact the CHANGE staff advisors with any questions.

See the CHANGE page for more information: CHANGE webpage 

Staff Advisors: Mira Krivoshey (mkrivoshey@luc.edu) and Robin Berman (rberman1@luc.edu)

The Wellness Advocates are a group of Loyola students who present to other student groups on topics related to college health and wellness! The purpose of Wellness Advocates is to promote healthy lifestyles and spread knowledge on important topics such as responsible drinking, dealing with stress, sleep, eating well as a student, etc. Wellness Advocates are peer health educators and student leaders who are passionate about physical and emotional health. They also put on fun events during the year, past events include a late night yoga class and a sleep workshop. If you are interested in becoming a Wellness Advocate, applications will be open early Winter 2019.

Student groups and residence halls can request a Wellness Advocate program or presentation by filling out the Wellness Advocates Program Request Form 2019 and emailing it to wellnessadvocates@luc.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Recruitment: The Wellness Advocates are recruiting for new members! Applications are due by Monday, March 16th, the application and a brief letter of recommendation can be emailed to wellnessadvocates@luc.edu or mduckett@luc.edu. The application can be found here: Wellness Advocates 2020-2021 Application

Staff Advisor: Mary Duckett (mduckett@luc.edu, 773-508-2549)

For more information on Wellness Advocates, please see the Wellness Advocates webpage.

The Body Project is an interactive, two session workshop that is designed to challenge the appearance ideal and help improve body satisfaction for students on campus. The workshop is set up as a non-judgmental group conversation, where participants have the opportunity to discuss and criticize the appearance ideal, and participate in spoken and written exercises. The Body Project workshops are led by trained student leaders at Loyola who are passionate about promoting positive body image. The workshops are held in 2 two hour sessions a week apart. The Body Project will recruit for new peer leaders in Spring 2020, but students are always encouraged to sign up to attend a workshop. There are typically 2-3 workshops each semester.

 

Workshops: There are no more workshops for the Spring 2020 semester. Please check back again in Fall 2020!

To learn more about the Body Project workshops, check out the Body Project FAQs .

Meet the Peer Leaders of the Body Project and learn more about what motivated them to become facilitators.

 

The Body Project is currently recruiting new facilitators! If you are interested in being a peer leader next year, please fill out the application, Body Project Facilitator application 2020, and return it to the bodyproject@luc.edu by Friday, March 27th.

 

*Disclaimer: The Body project is a highly researched and evidence based intervention that has been shown to reduce the onset of eating disorders and improve body satisfaction for cis-gendered college women and men.  We at the Body Project understand that students of all genders have and struggle with Body image from time to time.  While this intervention specifically does not outreach to our gender non-conforming students, we are eager to have conversation and generate ideas about how to raise awareness about body image for students of all genders. Please contact bodyproject@luc.edu with any requests, suggestions or feedback.