The Harbor Center is located on the ground floor of Fort Awesome. Our goal is to increase and promote an optimal state of health and well-being through holistic, educational, and preventative services.
The Wellness Center offers students a resource to help them live well at Purchase College. We focus on strategies that help students reduce or cope with stress, live mindfully and be aware of how things like sleep, nutrition, and exercise can impact their quality of life in a positive direction.
The Wellness Center will offer virtual programming in the Fall 2020 that promotes the eight areas of wellness, along with mindfulness:
The 8 Areas of Wellness: Why we do what we do.
The Harbor Center aims to help students live a healthy balanced life while on campus and beyond. Our programming comes from the eight areas that comprise a state of wellness. These areas are: Environmental, Emotional, Social, Occupational, Intellectual, Financial, Physical and Spiritual. The Wellness Center supports workshops and programming to help raise students awareness about the eight areas of Wellness and the relationship between these areas and a state of health and well being.
Substance Use Counseling
The Harbor Center can provide Purchase students voluntary supportive confidential counseling about their substance use or recovery. We are a confidential resource on campus for students to seek help, get advice or receive counseling about substance use or abuse. Students who seek help around substances, or are concerned about a friends habits, can make an appointment at by calling Counseling and Behavioral Health Services at (914) 251-6390.
The Harbor Center also offers free Yoga classes ‘for a natural high’ to all Purchase students. Taught by licensed Yoga Practitioners, the classes help our students de-stress, ground themselves, be mindful and comfortable in their body.
Wellness will be offering virtual yoga classes in the Fall 2020 semester. For schedule updates please visit our online Yoga Schedule.
The Wellness Center supports the use of mindfulness to help promote a healthy life. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present.
When a student is being mindful, they are observing their present thoughts and feelings without judgment. Mindfulness is not something that comes without practice.
At the Wellness Center, we offer trainings and workshops on how to be mindful, to help students learn to center their thoughts and not get taken into past or the future thoughts (worries).
Being present can help students be at their best and most effective to manage stress and other emotions. Learning mindfulness can help anyone grow in health and understanding.
Picture from a “Stop Being Your Critic” event in spring 2019.