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Students Complete Wellness Leadership Institute
First launched in 2019, the Barnes Center at The Arch Wellness Leadership Institute is a health and wellness workshop series. Fitting for any schedule, the workshop series serves as a continuous form of education. Supportive of each student’s unique and ever evolving wellness journey, the Wellness Leadership Institute is a resource to supplement their experience at Syracuse University. Achievable within a semester, students will earn a graduation medallion and a certificate, following the attendance of a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness.
“They say that knowledge is power, and that it most certainly is. But I think we should never be satisfied with the knowledge we come across, for there’s always more to learn, and we risk robbing ourselves of the opportunity to become more in tune with ourselves and the world,” shares Honorata Lubecka ’24. “Overall, the Wellness Leadership Institute provided me with a better idea of how to think reasonably and make responsible decisions, in all aspects of my life. I am thankful for the Wellness Leadership Institute, and all those who have put in countless time and effort into making it such a remarkable program, for helping me learn what I likely wouldn’t have been able to elsewhere.”
Since February 2020, the Wellness Leadership Institute has hosted 338 workshops and counting, including in-person sessions, virtual live and recorded video offerings. Workshop attendance is now reaching over 3,400 participants from the program’s start.
“I’m a senior student, so maximizing the time in Syracuse is my end goal,” shares Aorui Pi ’21, while reflecting on the Wellness Leadership Institute experience. “Wellness is such an important topic to keep in mind, especially amid the pandemic while everyone isolates themselves. It’s also a great chance to meet people! I’m also a student organization executive member, therefore, having opportunities to learn more about management from workshops like “Anti-Hazing Through the Lens of Consent,” “Relationships and ‘Situationships’,” and more, helped me a lot throughout personal growth.”
Congratulations to the first students to complete the Wellness Leadership Institute!
- Sophia E. Carnicelli ’23
- Christina Coco ’23
- Julia Cutler ’21
- Meg DeNoma ’23
- Jacob Goldberg ’24
- Angela Hwang ’21
- Brandon Langford G’21
- Patrick Lee ’21
- Kristen Leung Tan ’21
- Honorata Lubecka ’24
- Marie Mortlock ’21
- Aorui Pi ’21
- Elizabeth Roney ’21
Dimensions of Wellness
As the supporting foundation for the Wellness Leadership Institute and similar to a guiding compass for each student’s unique wellness journey, the Dimensions of Wellness support holistic health and wellness with a core of Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion. More information and resources are available on the Wellness Philosophy webpage.
Faculty and Staff Resources
Easily woven into the classroom, organizations and cross-campus teams, the Wellness Leadership Institute serves as a resource for not only students, but the campus community. The pre-recorded workshops can be easily incorporated as part of class, incorporated into a class syllabi, and provide education for student teams, organizations and more. Faculty and staff are invited to request a workshop video or to request student workshop attendance.
Complete the Wellness Education Request Form to gain access to pre-recorded workshops, attendance monitored workshops and more! Additionally, faculty and advisors have the opportunity to use the referral function in OrangeSuccess to refer students to the Wellness Leadership Institute.
Sharing their participant experience is Marie Mortlock ’21, “The Wellness Leadership Institute gave me the opportunity to develop skills outside of the traditional academic curriculum in a dynamic and engaging way.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more below and get started on the Wellness Leadership Institute webpage today!
- May I participate in the Wellness Leadership Institute remotely?
Yes! Workshops are held in-person, live virtually and as asynchronous video sessions throughout the year.
- How do I register for a workshop?
Using a Syracuse University NetID and password, students are encouraged to self-register for workshops through the Wellness Portal. If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website for detailed instructions.
- How long do I have to complete the Wellness Leadership Institute?
Syracuse University students are invited to participate in workshops throughout their academic careers. Additionally, once completing a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness, students are encouraged to continue to attend workshops to support their unique health and wellness journey. Often students have the opportunity to attend a workshop within each Dimension of Wellness per semester.
- How do I know when I have completed a workshop in each Dimension of Wellness?
The health and wellness team will send milestone marking emails to students’ Syracuse University email addresses (i.e. @syr.edu). An email will first be sent when half of the needed workshops are completed. Then once more when a workshop has been completed within each Dimension of Wellness.
For more information or to request accommodations, please email Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion. Visit the Wellness Leadership Institute webpage to view the available workshop schedule, workshop descriptions, instructions and more.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience graduate assistant Alana Boyd G’21, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.