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Faculty and Staff workshops from the Student Wellness Center

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Guiding Students to Wellness

The Guiding Students to Wellness workshop is a 2 1/2 hour training (10 minute break in the middle) designed specifically for faculty, staff and graduate/professional students at The Ohio State University. Participants will learn the skills needed to effectively guide students to wellness through active listening, Motivational Interviewing, goal-setting and best-referral practices. Participants will learn and practice tangible skills to help students access wellness-related resources on Ohio State's campus, specifically highlighting nutrition/food insecurity, mental health, sexual violence and financial wellness. Throughout the workshop, there will be multiple opportunities to ask questions and practice scenarios to help participants become more confident in assisting students in need. The training ends with goal-setting and a final reflection. All sessions will take place virtually over Zoom.

Open Sessions for Spring 2022:

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Monday, May 9, 2022 - 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Register for Guiding Students to Wellness


Recovery is Spoken Here

The Student Life Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), in partnership with the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD), is excited to offer Recovery is Spoken Here trainings for faculty, staff and students. Our aim is to foster an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted by their peers, are empowered to live genuinely, feel comfortable asking for help and are celebrated by the Ohio State community. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals. This two-hour training is led by a CRC staff member, CRC student or a trained Recovery Ally. Each training will cover a high level overview of addiction and recovery, addiction and recovery on campus, recovery friendly language, how to connect students with the CRC and ways to get involved as a Recovery Ally.

Open Sessions for Spring 2022:

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (virtual)

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (TBD)

Register for Recovery Ally Training


Student Wellness Center Overview

During this presentation (and based on the time allotted), staff and faculty will learn about the Student Life Student Wellness Center including the Nine Dimensions of Wellness and holistic well-being, office location and contact information, resources available and how to refer and how our team can support staff and faculty in your department in supporting student wellness. If time allows, discussion of the state of student wellness on campus and other relevant data points will also be included. The Student Wellness Center Overview can fit into a 15, 30 or 45 minute window depending on agenda availability. To schedule an overview for your next staff or faculty meeting, please email Jordan Helcbergier.


Don't Cancel That Class! Initiative

Are you expecting to miss one or more classes this semester due to a previously scheduled personal or professional engagement? Don’t Cancel that Class! The Student Life Student Wellness Center would be happy to take advantage of your class time to provide health and wellness education to your students. Faculty and staff have the option to request a workshop centered around various different wellness topics such as budgeting and finances, stress management, body image and nutrition, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs and more! Presentations are available for undergraduate, graduate and professional student populations and last about one hour. Please fill out the Student Wellness Center Presentation Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your requested date, we cannot guarantee staff will be available for last minute requests. Please reach out to with any questions.


For more information on resources and opportunities to engage with the Student Wellness Center as a Faculty or Staff Member, please visit our Faculty and Staff Resources Page.