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Shaw Wellness Institute

The Shaw Wellness Institute is the university's health promotion office and fosters the holistic development of students and the Colgate community.


The Shaw Wellness Institute provides programs and services that promote a range of healthy behaviors among the Colgate community. The institute also addresses eight different components of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, multicultural, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

The Institute features a schedule of events and programs that help Colgate students and staff develop skills to lead healthy, balanced and purposeful lives. By providing information through interesting and creative means, we help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that become the foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors.


A Multidimensional Approach to Wellness

Learn how to address the 8 dimensions of wellness at Colgate.

Wellness Assessment

Looking for a quick wellness assessment that provides an evaluation of your personal wellness? Try the National Wellness Institute's site. There are assessments for college students and adults and an overall score, strengths and areas for improvement are detailed in the report.


Find both on and off campus resources and helpful advice.

Shaw Wellness Institute Hours

Visit us in Cutten Hall (campus map)
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Thad Mantaro, MS
Director, Shaw Wellness Institute

Jane Jones, MA
Assistant Director for Alcohol and Other Drug services

Cory Hancock, RD
Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian

Open position
Program Coordinator

Shelby Ashton
Office Assistant

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the Shaw Wellness Institute located?
We are located in the bottom of Cutten Hall, between Huntington Gym and Whitnall Field.
Can I make health appointments at the Wellness Institute?
No, Student Health Services is located at 150 Broad St. (Route 12B), between Reid Athletic Center and Community Memorial Hospital. For appointments, call 315-228-7750.
What does the Shaw Wellness Institute do?
We provide health promotion services to students, faculty, and staff in order to foster healthy and balanced lifestyles.
What do you offer?
We offer on-demand programming for clubs and organizations, as well as nutrition appointments, monthly brown bags, stress reduction programs, and more.
What is the Institute's role in sexual health on campus?
The Institute is a critical member of the Sexual Climate Advisory Committee (SCAC) which promotes a positive, inclusive community where students, faculty, and staff develop, coordinate, and evaluate initiatives across the individual, environmental, and system levels. Sexual climate issues at Colgate include those of health, pleasure, intimacy, relationships, the prevention and response to sexual violence, and community building.

Whether you attend a lecture by a renowned bystander prevention expert, the Yes Means Yes positive sexuality seminar, or participate in our many small group conversations, we hope that Colgate's sexual climate initiatives will provide the tools you need to construct your ideal college experience.
What is the Institute's role in alcohol and other drugs on campus?
The Institute is a critical member of the Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Committee that coordinates a representative group of key stakeholders to serve in an oversight and advisory capacity on issues related to alcohol and other drugs. The ADAC will identify issues and concerns and make recommendations to advance strategic goals. Using a public health model ADAC implements effective multi-pronged alcohol strategies, as measured by reduction in drinks per week, BAC average, off-campus violations, and reported blackouts and regret from alcohol abuse.
Can I check out books from your library?
Yes! We have a wide selection of books, DVDs and CD on everything from yoga to nutrition to men's health.