Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Wellness Advocates

Learn more about Loyola's peer health educators!


2020-2021 Advocates

President: Uzma Ullah

Vice President: Riya Trivedi

Public Relations Chair: Mady Ryan 

Advisor: Mary Duckett

Members: Paisley Steadman, Dana Varughese, Ayesha Ahmad, Megan Jim On, Maham Jabeen, Sharen Tran, Olivia Larson, Hiba Raza, Nhi Duong, Shivani Lamba, Lillian Spikings 

Mission Statement

The Wellness Advocates are a team of volunteer, peer health educators dedicated to helping students achieve optimal health and well-being. Wellness Advocates raise awareness of current college health issues and promote healthy lifestyle choices among all students through creative and interactive education programs, advocacy, and leadership. Their efforts enhance a healthy campus culture and encourage individual responsibility for personal and community wellness. 

Wellness Advocate Recruitment 

We are currently recruiting for new Wellness Advocates for the 21-22 school year! We are looking for undergraduate students who are passionate about mental and physical wellness and interested in giving presentations on these topics. The application is due March 15th. Please email your completed application and letter of recommendation by email to our staff advisor, Mary Duckett, at mduckett@luc.edu and wellnessadvocates@luc.edu. The application can be found here: Wellness Advocates Application 21-22. Student interviews will take place over Zoom in March. We also encourage to check out our virtual program this spring to learn more about the group! Follow us at @lucwellnessadvocates to see any upcoming events. 

Wellness Advocate Responsibilities

The expectations of Wellness Advocates include, but are not limited to: 

  • Committing to the program for at least two semesters
  • Attending a two-day training program virtually the week before classes begin in August 
  • Attending all weekly meetings
  • Mastering material on selected health topics
  • Participating in evening and weekend programs as needed
  • Meeting established programming requirements
  • Creating and implementing promotional/marketing strategies
  • Representing the Wellness Advocate program and Wellness Center in a professional manner
  • Serving as a productive member of the team
  • Maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA or better

Health Topics

The Wellness Advocates currently present on issues related to alcohol, sleep, stress management, nutrition, and sexual health. One of our most popular topics is stress management and sleep. You may be familiar with some of the Wellness Advocates programs, like free HIV testing and their Sleep Workshop, or maybe you saw them in your residence hall presenting on a specific health topic. The Wellness Advocates present to different student groups upon request, and also put on their own tabling events and programs during the year. Let us know if you have an idea for a program you'd like to see on campus!


Program Requests/Forms

Are you looking to put on a health related program?  The Wellness Advocates are a great addition to your programming needs!  We can help design a program, provide accurate information and up to date statistics, or help facilitate your discussions.  If you would like to request our assistance, please fill out and return the Wellness Advocates Program Request Form (current) .

After you have downloaded and completed the form, email the form to wellnessadvocates@luc.edu and you will here back regarding your request shortly.

We do ask that requests be sent at least 14 days prior to your intended program date in order to plan accordingly. 


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