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Shaw Wellness Institute

The Shaw Wellness Institute promotes the holistic development of students and the Colgate community.


The Shaw Wellness Institute is the university's health promotion office. It also houses the Alcohol and Other Drug Services program and the dietitian.

The institute addresses eight different components of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, multicultural, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. Please view our brochure to find out more information.

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.


View our 2012 - 2013 year end report here.

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

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.

Financing Your Next Event

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

Bystander Intervention

We are excited to roll out a schedule of training dates for bystander intervention for the Fall of 2014. We have already conducted trainings for student leaders such as Residential Life's Community Leaders, New Student Program's Link staff, and many campus fraternities!  On September 15, a training was held for all first-year students!

The Bystander Intervention facilitators are eager to spread this experience and commitment to making an impact on Colgate's sexual health climate. We are offering multiple monthly trainings in October, November and December. All trainings are held 6-8 pm at Lawrence Hall 304 on the following dates: October 5, October 9, October 19, October 28, November 2, November 11, November 16, December 2, and December 7

All trainings are free and open for faculty, staff and students. Sign up for one of the dates by emailing

In addition to the open trainings, students can apply now to become a facilitator. A New Facilitator Training will be held on November 15. CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!

To remain informed about changes in the program, receive information about how you can become a facilitator, be sure to attend the informational meetings the third Thursday of every month at 3pm in the ALANA Cultural Center Multi-Purpose Room.

Meet With the Dietitian

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT Students can schedule an appointment to meet with the dietitian, Ms. Janine Jaquays, here. Appointments are currently unavailable for Colgate staff, faculty, or family members.

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 1.0 and 2.0 positive sexuality seminars, 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 the PDSA approach (Plan, Do, Study, Act), the 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.

Contact Us

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

Jane Jones, MA
Assistant Director of Counseling/Coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drug services

Shannon Hanby, M.P.H.
Program Coordinator

Susan Daddio/Britt Higgins
Office Assistants

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