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Skidmore College
Health Promotion

Student Wellness Center

Hours for fall 2019

  • Mondays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Fridays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturdays 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

*Changes in hours, whenever necessary, will be posted on the door to the Wellness Center.

The Student Wellness Center is a student-staffed space where students can seek support and resources from trained peer health educators about a range of health topics. Peer health educators receive training in health-related topics that are most often relevant to the college population, including alcohol and other drug use, mental health, stress management, sexual health, sexuality, sexual and gender based misconduct, nutrition, sleep, disordered eating and more. Additionally, the Student Wellness Center has a library of materials that students are welcome to borrow. 

Peer health educators are peer-to-peer anonymous resources for students wishing to discuss issues related to sexual and gender based misconduct.  If you have experienced sexual or gender-based misconduct and would like more information about resources and reporting,  please visit the SGBM website. If you are concerned about your safety, please contact Campus Safety at 518-580-5566 for immediate assistance. 

The Wellness Center also has supplies available for purchase:

  • condoms: 10 for $1
  • lubricant
    • pillow samples: free
    • water-based: $3
    • silicone-based: $5
  • dental dams: free
  • pregnancy tests: $3

To speak to or make an on-campus appointment with a confidential Wellspring advocate for issues of sexual misconduct, relationship abuse, stalking or other issues related to sexual and gender-based misconduct, please contact the Wellspring Hotline at 518-584-8188 and ask to speak to the Skidmore advocate. 

Student Wellness Center 2018-2019 Overview

We had a total of 1,385 visits during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Therapy dogs continue to be a huge draw to the Wellness Center and we were able to maintgin 7 hours of therapy dogs per week throughout the academic year.  For fall 2019 we will expand to 9 hours per week.  In addition to our regular services we ran a variety of small programs out of the Center including Beat the Bug (illness prevention, flu shot promotion, self-care campaign), and a promotional campain to encourage help seeking and knowledge about resources.

 

Fall 2018 Wellness Center Visits                           Spring 2019 Wellness Center Visits

771 total visits:

9.6% Product Sales
26.8% Peer-to-peer counseling
16.2% Events (ex/ AOD education)
47.3% Therapy Dogs

614 total visits:

11.6% Product Sales
36.9% Peer-to-peer counseling
2.7% Events (ex/ AOD education)
49.7% Therapy Dogs