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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 is the university's health promotion office. We provide 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.

Following an eight dimension model, the Wellness 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.

Central to the range of services, it includes Alcohol and Other Drug Services and the dietitian. 


Shaw Wellness Institute Hours

Visit us in Cutten Hall (campus map)
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays

DAPA Grants

DAPA (Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors) Grants are intended to support a fun and safe social environment at Colgate. Our committee funds registered events containing alcohol and alcohol-free events. Find out more on the DAPA page. 

Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention is a strategy to prevent various types of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment and assault, and intimate partner violence. Grouped together, we call these behaviors "gender-based violence." The Bystander Intervention training is a two-hour interactive program led by student facilitators. It includes videos, discussion of the definition of consent, facts about how Colgate can help student survivors of sexual assault and/or harassment, and a long section on how to identify dangerous situations and intervene safely and effectively.

For more information, questions, or comments, please visit the Sexual Climate Initiatives page or e-mail us at

TIPS Trainings

TIPS is a skills training program specifically designed for college students. The emphasis of the training is on how to handle situations in which individuals have misused alcohol. The materials focus on the college environment and how your actions can prevent alcohol-related problems. 


Find both on and off campus resources and helpful advice.

Meet With the Dietitian

Appointments are currently unavailable for Colgate staff, faculty, or family members.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT Students can schedule an appointment to meet with the dietitian, Ms. Maureen Franklin, here. These free sessions are available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-5:00pm. 

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.

Financing Your Next Event

Need funding for a Wellness-related event? We offer co-sponsorship for student events that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles on campus!

Contact Us

Thad Mantaro, M.S.
Director, Shaw Wellness Institute

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

Open position
Program Coordinator

Tasha Kane/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.