Philosophy: Wellness is a way of life that emphasizes the whole person through a positive approach to healthy living and is more than the absence of disease. It involves education, prevention and promotion of self-responsibility in maintaining health. The Wellness community provides a comfortable environment for students who have made the commitment to abstain from the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Residential Mission: Empower on-campus individuals to reach their full potential and enrich their quality of life by embracing the eight dimensions of wellness where they live, work, and play.
The menís Wellness community will be on the 3rd floor of McCulloch Hall and the womenís on the 3rd floor of Cook Hall. Each of these hall rooms are traditional residence hall style, with shared community bathrooms. Each floor in Cook & McCulloch Hall houses 30-45 students and two students are assigned to each room.
Healthy lifestyles are the focus of this community, along with the "8 Dimensions of Wellness" identified at www.minotstateu.edu/wellness.
- While use of alcohol and drugs are a violation of campus policies, this community provides an assurance that all students who choose to live here will refrain from any use of these substances on or off campus.
- The theme for programming and activities in this community will be on healthy lifestyles and a focus on physical wellness, spiritual wellness, intellectual wellness, emotional wellness, multicultural wellness, environmental wellness, occupational wellness and social wellness.
- An addendum to the residence hall contract will be sent to students who have signed up to live in the Wellness Community. The specific language in the addendum will include a definition of wellness for the community and potential consequences if a student makes choices not to abide by the "no use of substances" guidelines.