The Wellness Center
The Wellness Center's mission is to promote holistic health and wellness in the Hampshire community.
Who we are
The Wellness Center is a component of the Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs recognizes the need to support the growth and development of holistic integrated, intersectional wellness in order to truly advance an anti-racist society. We understand that wellness is a lifelong journey that encourages us to make thoughtful decisions in caring for ourselves and others and collectively reduce harm in the community. Wellness is an intentional process of reflecting on our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to develop strategies for self-care and community care, which are both key to building resilience, empowering ourselves, and fostering collective liberation and healing.
Where we are
Find us in Enfield (yellow building by the basketball court).
What we do
The Wellness Center offers ongoing programs as well as a number of one-time events throughout the semester, and is the primary provider of safer sex supplies on campus. The Wellness Center focuses primarily on topics such as: sexual health, consent, substance use, building resilience, stress-management and grounding strategies, self-care/community care, sleep health, and more. We also partner with many offices/programs on campus and student groups such as the Sexperts, First Gen @ Hampshire, and others.
Visit the Wellness Center
The building has a wheelchair ramp to the 1st floor and a flight of steps to the second floor. Unfortunately, the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. We are always striving to make events more accessible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or requests.
Wellness Center Hours
We're open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during the academic year.
Beginning Monday, May 22, 2023, the Wellness Center will be closed for the summer and is available by appointment only by emailing email@example.com.
Meet with the Director of Student Affairs - Student Wellness & Divisional Projects
Have a question or suggestion? Looking for resources or support? Write to Director of Student Affairs - Student Wellness & Divisional Projects Carolyn Strycharz, at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to talk.
What's in the Wellness Center?
- SPACE STATION: Relax with galaxy lights, heated foot massagers, mindfulness activities, sensory toys, & soothing crafts to help you stimulate your senses and cope with stress.
- LIVING ROOM: Get cozy in the living room with a movie screen and projector, couches, plants, and more.
- KINDNESS KITCHEN & DINING ROOM: Access free groceries and snacks, gather around for a community meal, meeting, or game night in this sunny spot.
- ZINE & RESOURCE LIBRARY: Get info on lots of health and wellness topics like safer sex, relationships, nutrition, dealing with stress, academic tips, substances, safer binding and tucking, and more.
- WELLNESS SUPPLIES & GIVEAWAYS: Pick up safer sex supplies (gloves, dams, condoms, lubes), menstrual supplies, and a few toiletries. Plus, we always have different giveaways like lip balm, sensory/fidget toys, affirmation prints, stickers, and more.
- TEA STATION: Grab a cup of herbal, black, or green tea with honey or other sweeteners
Stay in the loop! How to contact us or find out about our events:
- Write us at email@example.com.
- Request a chat with Director of Student Affairs - Student Wellness & Divisional Projects Carolyn Strycharz.
- Become a member of the Wellness Center's HampEngage Roster or check out our listings on the Intranet Calendar on the Daily Digest.
- Just stop by!
More Community Advocacy, Prevention and Education, and Safety
Campus Safety and Wellbeing staff work in tandem with The Wellness Center staff to address the needs of the campus community in ways that are most productive and supportive of the community member at hand.
The Wellness Center is a component of the Campus Safety and Wellbeing department and is staffed primarily by the department's Health and Wellbeing Advocate Staff. Our approach to wellness is firmly rooted in harm reduction, and we support wellness in many forms, including social, emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and occupational.
The Center for Feminisms (CFF) strives to work towards an actively anti-sexist campus, prioritizing anti-sexist programming on campus and providing programs that deal with other forms of oppression.
The Center offers a range of programming, as well as a space for multicultural community building, individual expression, leadership fostering,
Whether you belong to an established religion or faith tradition or are just beginning to explore what spirituality might mean for you, Spiritual Life will help support and inspire you in your journey.
The Center strives to support a vibrant and intentional LGBTQ+ community by offering support and affirmation around gender, sexuality, and intersecting identities.