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Shaw Wellness Institute

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

About the Institute

The Shaw Wellness Institute encourages students to lead healthy, balanced and purposeful lives. Our work includes:
  • the identification and prioritization of health issues that impact student success;
  • individualized services for alcohol and other drugs and nutrition;
  • resources and support for students managing disordered eating, body image, or eating disorders;
  • skills-based workshops and trainings on a range of health-related behaviors;
  • peer-led health education; and
  • collaboration with campus partners on wellness-related programs and services.

Contact Us

Visit us at 113 Broad St. (campus map)

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12-1 and occasional meetings)

Phone: (315) 228-6403

Live Well: Comprehensive Wellbeing at Colgate University

Appointments & Reservations

For appointments related to medical care and physical health, please see our Student Health Center. For appointments related to counseling and mental health please see Counseling and Psychological Services.

Programs and Services in the Center

Reserving the Center

Our space is open for students, clubs, and faculty use upon request. Please contact us at to use our space for an event, program, or discussion!

Resources & Lending Library

Find both on and off campus resources and helpful advice. We have a wide selection of books, DVDs and CDs on everything from yoga to nutrition to men's health that you may borrow.

Support for the Institute

The wellness space was made possible thanks to generous donations from Jay '76 and Debi Shaw.

Their continued support and encouragement for the institute has also led to several full and part-time staff members and numerous student interns and workers. Through the continuous support from the Shaws, other alumni, and the Colgate community, we are able to provide a range of services, programs, and events throughout the year!