The Harbor Center staff wishes to express our sadness to students hurting due to race-based tragedies occurring across our nation. We acknowledge the very real harm racism and systemic racism causes to the lives of Black people and all BIPOC. White people and BIPOC persons use drugs at similar rates, however, it is overwhelmingly the latter group who are singled out for arrest and incarceration. The use of drugs and addiction as a lever to suppress people of a particular race has had devastating effects on communities of color. Harbor staff and allies are committed to affirming and supporting all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by racism, bigotry, prejudice and indifference. We offer our support and commitment to change. Please visit our BIPOC resource page for additional support.
What We Do
The Harbor Center’s goal is to increase and promote an optimal state of health and well-being for students while on campus and beyond. We focus on teaching strategies that help students reduce or cope with stress and be mindfully aware of how things like sleep, nutrition, and exercise can impact their quality of life in a positive direction.
Where We Are
The ground floor of Fort Awesome is the home of the Harbor Center, which serves Purchase College students under the umbrella of Counseling and Behavioral Health Services
Why We Do What We Do: The 8 Areas of Wellness and UN Sustainability Goal 3
Our programming supports students to develop in the eight areas of wellness: Environmental, Emotional, Social, Occupational, Intellectual, Financial, Physical, and Spiritual. The Harbor Center staff create and support programming to raise awareness of and offer practice in the eight areas of Wellness. We help students understand the relationship between developing these areas and achieving health and well being.
Along with the whole Purchase College community, the Harbor Center endorses the United National’s Global Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being encourages the creation of practices for Health and Well-being over the lifespan. We recognize that our climate, cultures, communities and selves are best served through intentional acts to preserve and protect all these resources.