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Colgate Wellness Passport

PHED Wellness PassportStudents wishing to experience a variety of PHED wellness options may apply for the Wellness Passport program. Students will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of classes, workshops and events that encompass the eight dimensions of wellness. Students enrolled in this course must accumulate 10-hours of participation over the course of one semester by attending any combination of classes, workshops and trainings listed below. 

Hours logged are only valid for the current semester. Grades will be issued for students at the end of the semester. 10 hours = 1 credit, 20 hours = 2 credits.

Download the App

Download Colgate Wellness Passport at your Apple or Android App Store. For information read the Tealpass Student Instructions. Students will use this mobile check-in system to log their participation in activities. Any questions or issues with the app should be directed to CURecreation@colgate.edu

Manual check-in is available for students in each class or event without access to the app. Ask the class instructor for assistance.

Offerings and Events

General Information listed below, dates will be updated throughout the semester. Visit the The event calendar  to view daily options.

Wellness Workshops and Seminars
  • Open Safe Zone Workshop This training — open to faculty, staff, and students — aims to create a supportive campus climate by encouraging conversation around gender identity and sexual orientation, homophobia, heterosexism, and various oppressions. By educating members of the campus community about current LGBTQ-related issues, members of the campus community can be more prepared to provide support and resources on LGBTQ and Ally concerns.Any person or group can request a Safe Zone training: lgbtq@colgate.edu  
    Thursday April 13th from 6 - 8 PM in Lathrop Hall, 207
  • We See You Collaborative Studio  this is a series that was designed to present students with a therapeutic, safe space to exercise their creativity using language and images. We’ve established the space as a response to student need for safe creativity. During the Spring semester, partnered with the Shaw Wellness Center, we held two successful meetings of the studio in which students created within a community designed for them. We offer students a chance to create (poetry, story, visual collages, paintings, and various other forms) without being graded or judged in a punitive sense while still being guided by artists. We have a particular emphasis on being there for those who feel they aren’t heard or are under represented here on campus and in the world. We also aim to empower students by teaching them therapeutic writing techniques that they might do on their own. This semester with the additional sessions, we hope to help students grow as creators as they learn about their own wellness and ways to manage their well-being. 1 hour weekly sessions meeting for 10 consecutive Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  First Session is at the Shaw Wellness Center on Feb 7.
    Please send questions to Katy Oldach (koldach@colgate.edu).

  • Anxiety Reduction: “Do Less”  
    With never-ending tasks to complete, constant pressure to do as much as you can to boost your chances at future success, and a multitude of opportunities offered, many feel overwhelmed--as if their lives are cluttered. At this workshop, we will explore how to and the health benefits of effectively and strategically “doing less.”
    Postponed -- in the Coop Conference Room.
  • "Sleep rules!"
    A "dreamy" workshop with tips and tricks to avoid sleep skimping and get your best sleep ever!
    Monday March 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Coop Conference Room.

  • Digital Wellness
    Technology, Smartphones, the Internet, and other advances are drastically shaping our health and well-being. This workshop will discuss how to prevent tech-overload and negative health effects associated with tech use while also embracing our new digital world--how we can be a digital leader in a way that promotes our own health and well-being?
    NEW DATE: Monday April 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the Coop Conference Room.

  • Navigating Frank: Healthy Dining Hall
    How much should I have on my plate? Which stations should I avoid? How can I eat something healthy that tastes good? These are just some of the questions that we will address with Colgate's dietitian at this workshop on how to nutritionally navigate Frank.
    Monday April 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Coop Conference Room.

  • Alcohol Awareness
    NEW DATE: Monday April 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Coop Conference Room.

  • Meditation Sessions at the Chapel House, Wednesdays 4:30–5:30 p.m.
    January 25 - April 26.​ 
    Contact Rodney Agnant with any questions about this program.
Colgate Sustainability Programs
  • The Green Summit  this annual event is a collaborative think tank that brings the Colgate community together to exchange ideas and plans of action for making our campus more sustainable. Featuring: Chef Lateef - Madison Smith ’19 - Simon Solomon (Friends of Rogers Executive Director).  Light Refreshments will be served.
    Thursday, April 13th at 4:30 in Golden Auditorium

  • The Green Certification Program is an online education training, which includes a quiz and submission of a writing piece after they have passed the quiz.  In total, the program takes 2 hours. Click here to start the online training.

    Contact sustainability@Colgate.edu with questions. To receive credit email your certification of completion to curecreation@colgate.edu before the end of the semester.

  • Recycling Workshops offered by the Office of Sustainability to provide participants with an interactive approach to learning about recycling on campus, and within Madison County. Participants will be given the opportunity to test their knowledge about recycling, and learn more about Sustainability at Colgate.  
    Spring '17: Wednesday Feb. 22 and Thursday March 30 4:15–5:45 p.m. in 326 Ho 

  • Food Workshop: The goal of this workshop is to familiarize students with sustainability in Colgate’s Dining Services. Participants will be exposed to examples of local food within the dining hall, learn about sustainability within the realm of food, and meet with Chartwell’s Sustainability Manager, Steve Holzbaur.
    Spring '17: Wednesday, March 8 4:15–5:45 p.m. in Frank Dining Hall

  • Upcycling Workshop: The goal of this workshop is to teach students how to creatively reuse materials, rather than throw them away. Participants will create projects with materials that would otherwise have been thrown away in order to practice a sustainable behavior and learn a fun way to reduce waste.
    Spring '17: Thursday, April 6 4:15–5:45 p.m. Location TBD
Community Wellness Training
  • Bystander Intervention Training teaches strategies for the preventing various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment and assault, and intimate partner violence. Grouped together, we increasingly call these behaviors "gender-based violence." Sign up for one of the dates by emailing bystanderatcolgate.edu.

  • Safe Zone Training is open to faculty, staff, and students. The aim of safe zones is to create a supportive campus climate by encouraging conversation around gender identity and sexual orientation, homophobia, heterosexism, and various oppressions. By educating members of the campus community about current LGBTQ-related issues, members of the campus community can be more prepared to provide support and resources on LGBTQ and Ally concerns. Participants are strongly encouraged but not required to RSVP to LGBTQatcolgate.edu.

  • QPR™ Suicide Prevention Training is a national suicide prevention program for non-professionals and the “CPR” for mental health. If you are member of the Colgate community who would like to be trained to respond to someone in distress and learn how to save the life of someone who is depressed or suicidal, consider registering for this 90 minute training.  The program coordinator is Julie Hawkins, Ph.D.

    Colgate University's Counseling Center staff will be offering QPR training
    Tuesday March 7th at 4:15 p.m. in Olin 304. Please register by filling out this FormSeating is not limited to Olin 304, as we will be offering concurrent training session in an adjacent room. Training materials will be provided.
‘gate Fitness Programs
  • Group Exercise Classes – “Drop-in” and attend any ‘Gate Fitness group exercises classes for credit towards your PHED Passport Hours. All classes are drop-in and students are not guaranteed a spot in the class. Please make sure to arrive early to ensure you have a spot in the class. Class schedule is online here

  • Personal Training Sessions – Sign-up with a personal trainer at the Trudy Fitness Center and get one-on-one fitness instruction. Sessions are one-hour and you may have up to ten hours of personal trainer sessions on your Wellness Passport.  Please note that there is a fee for personal training services. Sign-up here

  • Fitness Center Orientation – Sign-up online for a one-hour orientation of the Trudy Fitness Center. Limit to one orientation per passport. Orientations are one-hour in length and led by the Director of Fitness. Sign-up here
Backyard Adventures – Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Ed is thrilled to be able to offer Backyard Adventures for faculty, staff, students, and community members. These outings will help participants meet new people and build new skills while adventuring in and exploring the local area.

    More About Backyard Adventures
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