Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Wellness Advocates

Learn more about Loyola's peer health educators!

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2021-2022 Wellness Advocates

President: Uzma Ullah

Vice President: Hiba Raza

Secretary: Paisley Steadman

Public Relations/Social Media Chair: Olivia Larson 

Advisor: Mary Duckett

Members:  Trinity Bauer, Nhi Duong, Sumayyah Haider, Maham Jabeen, Nik Jeffries, Shivani Lamba, Makayla Martin, Tien Nguyen, Karan Patel, Karina Patel, Nabhan Rafiq, Maxine Tewsley, Emily Viatoli, and Lucy Wurst. 

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. 

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 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 present to your group (most popular option), help design a program, or help facilitate your discussions.  If you would like to request our assistance, please fill out and return the Wellness Advocates Program Request Form, 2021-22. In Fall 2021, as we all navigate a safe return to campus, the Wellness Advocates will accept requests for virtual and in-person presentations. Zoom can serve as a backup option as well if your group cannot secure a room for the presentation, or if turns out to be  safer to hold the event online. 

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 (if possible) in order to plan accordingly. 

 

Wellness Advocate Recruitment 

We recruit for new members every spring, but we encourage interested folks to check out our events during the school year before then. 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

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