Services We Offer: Our Focus

The Wellness Center is located in Fort Awesome, First Floor. The Wellness mission is to increase and promote an optimal state of health and well-being through holistic, educational, and preventative services. The Wellness Center is a resource to help students live well at Purchase College. Our programs and services stem from the eight areas of wellness: Intellectual, Environmental, Vocational, Social and Emotional, Physical, Financial and Spiritual. We collaborate with the campus community to provide an engaging roster of activities that mindfully promote health and well-being while reducing student stress.

Programming and services

The Wellness Center offers campus-wide prevention programming to help students make informed choices and avoid the negative outcomes of substance use. The Wellness staff works with the Office of Community Standards to provide educational sanctions for students found in violation of campus substance use policies. Students seeking help with substance use concerns may also elect to work with licensed counselors to obtain short term interventions, assessments, treatment referrals and support.

The Wellness Center is proud to offer the Lighthouse Program for students living a sober lifestyle or in recovery. A supportive environment embedded in campus culture, the Lighthouse participants, allies, and events reinforce the decision to be sober. Lighthouse programs are often located in the designated substance-free lounge in Fort Awesome known as “The Harbor.” The Harbor offers a secure space and cozy setting where all students are welcome to gather and socialize.

The Wellness Center hosts the “Yoga for a Natural High” program at no cost for students. This program offers several classes per week taught by certified yoga instructors and/or students. A variety of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness classes are offered for all skill levels – all students are welcome.

The Wellness Center also offers undergraduate internships for academic credits. Students enrolled in a Sociology or Psychology major can elect to have Wellness internship credits apply towards their major.

Wellness Substance Use Counseling:

The Wellness Center provides confidential individual substance use counseling for Purchase students. Students seeking help with substance use concerns may also elect to work with licensed counselors to obtain short term interventions, assessments, treatment referrals and support.

The Wellness staff works with the Office of Community Standards to provide educational sanctions for students found in violation of campus substance use policies. The Wellness Center provides these students substance use screenings or assessments.