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Wellness Programs

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) offers educational programs and provides students with tools and resources to make healthy choices. SEaL teaches the 8 Dimensions of Wellness: social, emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, financial, environmental and mental. SEaL empowers CSCC students to achieve their full potential by living holistically. All areas of wellness interact continuously, influencing and being influenced by each other. Making a conscious change in one area of wellness will directly affect other areas as well.  Maintaining good health and wellness takes a conscious effort and dedication!

What’s the next step to practicing wellness? Please review educational program calendar to learn more about the programs that are offered at Columbus and Delaware campuses. For more information, please contact

Wellness Calendar: Upcoming Events

9 Suicide Prevention Programming-Collaboration with Counseling Services
23 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention --Resource fair 11 am – 2pm
25 Workshop on Sexual Assault—Counseling Services

7 Depression Screening—10:00 am to 1:00 pm NH lounge
8 Mental Health fair-Stress busters 10:30 am to 2:30pm Nestor Lounges
13 Stressbusters Reynoldburg 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
14 Stress busters Westerville 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
15 Stressbusters Gahanna11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Week of Oct 20-24 TBD - Alcohol Awareness---DUI simulator 10 am to 4 pm

10 Expressing Holistic Wellness Workshop 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
18 Interfaith Day of Dialogue—GDI collaboration

3 Health fair 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


8 Dimensions of Wellness

wellness logoEmotional Wellness
The emotionally well person is able to appropriately express and manage the entire range of feelings, including anger, fear, happiness and sadness. S/he possesses high self-esteem, a sense of humor, and positive body image. This person also seeks support from a mental health professional when needed.

Environmental Wellness
The environmentally well person recognizes the earth's preciousness, and strives to minimize wasteful consumption or unnecessary destruction of animals, plant, elements or energy. S/he engages in recycling and conservation, protects natural resources, and strives for living spaces free of health hazards. An environmentally well person also is concerned with personal safety and is aware of his/her surroundings.

  • Earth Day
  • Self Defense Classes

Intellectual Wellness
The intellectually well person values education and engages in lifelong learning, and pursues activities that increase knowledge, develop moral reasoning, foster critical thinking and expand worldviews. In addition, s/he appreciates the fine arts, and values intuition, empathy and understanding as forms of knowing.

Physical Wellness
The physically well person eats when hungry and selects a varied and nutritionally balanced diet. S/he also gets an adequate amount of sleep, engages in moderate to vigorous exercise 3-5 times a week, gets routine medical check-ups appropriate to his or her age and risk factors, and takes safety precautions.

Social Wellness
The socially well person has a network of friends and family to whom s/he can turn to for support, validation and sharing of life experiences. These relationships are based on interdependence (rather than codependence), mutual trust and respect, equity of power and cultural competence.

Spiritual Wellness
The spiritually well person seeks meaning and purpose in human existence. S/he Possess a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to life. Spiritual wellness is also the capacity to love, have compassion for others, forgiveness, joy and fulfillment

  • Yoga classes
  • Meditation
  • Interfaith Day of Dialogue

Financial Wellness
The financially well person obtains and maintains the resources to positively influence one's life and ensure the other forms of wellness. Financial wellness is a 'state' of wealth for individuals or families, irrespective of income levels. It includes your objective state of wealth, your behaviors as they relate to your state of wealth, your subjective perception of your state of wealth and your satisfaction with your state of wealth.

Mental Wellness
A mentally well person has a relative state of mind in which a person who is healthy is able to cope with and adjust to the recurrent stresses of everyday living in an acceptable way.

Wellness Program Descriptions & Resources

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

  • A NASD screening form for students to complete and have scored by the Students in the Mental Health Chemical Dependency Program.  The students scoring the screening form are trained by faculty on the process. Please note that the screening results will not provide a diagnosis but will instead indicate whether you or someone you care about may be drinking at-risk or have an alcohol problem.
  • Counselors from CSCC Counseling Services Department are present to speak with any student needing further assistance. They will provide a brief confidential screening interview with a health professional to discuss the results of your Screening Form and/or Friends and Family Questionnaire and a possible referral for further evaluation
  • A Friends and Family Questionnaire to complete if you are concerned about the drinking of a friend or family member.
  • A video presentation on at-risk drinking playing in NH lounge during the program
  • Educational materials on alcohol and its effects
  • This program is conducted anonymously for all participants.
  • Other outside organizations that participate
    • ADAMH Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County
    • Prevention Council of Central Ohio
    • Neil Kennedy recovery Clinic

The Network—CSCC is a member

The Network is the national organization that proactively addresses the issues of alcohol, other drugs, and violence in order to promote healthy campus environments through self-regulatory initiatives, information dissemination, and technical assistance. The Network serves as a liaison between the U.S. Department of Education and member institutions as well as other higher education professional organizations. Member institutions encourage and enhance local, state, regional, and national initiatives through a commitment to shared standards for policy development, educational strategies, enforcement, evaluation, and community collaboration .Approximately 1,600 colleges and universities belong to the Network. In addition the U.S. Department of Education's National Meeting on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, members have the opportunity to be informed in a timely manner of events, at both regional and national levels, relevant to alcohol and other drug problem prevention. The Network maintains this Web site for information, and members of the Network also contact one another for ideas, suggestions, and information relevant to prevention issues. Here are reasons to join:

  • Raise prevention on the campus agenda
  • Information sharing
  • Technical assistance from peers
  • Collaboration with other professionals
  • Access to current resources
  • It's free!

Community Partners and Resources:
Alcoholics Anonymous
Netcare Access
House of Hope
Neil Kennedy Center
Prevention Council of Central Ohio
Drug Free Action Alliance
CSCC Partners:
Social & Human Services (MHAD)

National Depression Screening Day (Depression/Bipolar/Anxiety Screening)

  • A NASD screening form for students to complete and have scored by the Students in the Social & Human Services (MHAD)
  • The students scoring the screening form are trained by faculty on the process. Please note that the screening results will not provide a diagnosis but will instead indicate whether you or someone you care about are affected by a mental illness.
  • Counselors from CSCC Counseling Services Department are present to speak with any student needing further assistance. They will provide a brief confidential screening interview with a health professional to discuss the results of your Screening Form
  • A Friends and Family Questionnaire to complete if you are concerned  a family member
  • Educational materials on stress, anxiety and other mental health concerns
  • This program is conducted anonymously for all participants.

Community Partners and Resources
ADAMH Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County
Prevention Council of Central Ohio
Neil Kennedy recovery Clinic

CSCC Partners
Social & Human Services (MHAD)
Counseling Services

Relationship Violence and Domestic Violence Awareness

Awareness programs are designed to educate college students about the issues surrounding relationship abuse. The goals are to: Raise awareness among students of the warning signs of physical, verbal and emotional relationship abuse, Educate students about maintaining healthy relationships and generate awareness of campus and community resources for students experiencing relationship abuse.  Programs include:

Sexual Assault Awareness programming

  • Sexual Assault Prevention Classes—offered by Public Safety
  • Post Secret
  • It’s Abuse Campaign offered information tables

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Self Defense Classes
  • Resources Fair-BRAVO, CHOICES, Outloud Magazine, Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • It’s Abuse –Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence raises awareness and offers a wall for students to write down feelings to be displayed

Community partners and Resources
It’s Abuse—Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence
CSCC Partners
Public Safety
Code of Conduct

Financial Wellness

The Financial Wellness program aims to help CSCC students learn what resources are available and how to manage their money effectively and make wise financial decisions. Financial decisions that young people make while in college can have a significant impact on their lives for many years.

  • Financial Wellness Fair-including vendors representing: banks, financial aid and college work study, credit unions
  • Performance by the Joe Daugirdas “The Coupon Guy”
  • Money Tree  game show
  • Telhio—credit union information table in cafeteria

Community Partners and Resources
Telhio Credit Union
PNC Bank
Education First Credit Union
US Bank
Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission-MORPC
CSCC Partners
College employment Services

Collegiate Smoke Out

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death, for many campuses tobacco has not received the attention it deserves. The good news is that approximately 70% of college students nationwide do not smoke. The bad news is that around 30% do, with many beginning after they arrive on campus. SEaL encourages smoking cessation on campus by participating in the annual Collegiate Smoke out, a derivative of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke out during the third week of November.  We provide:

  • Awareness information on the health risks of smoking
  • Franklin County Smoking Cessation Services
  • Quitting for Life Self-Care Handbook—American Lung Association
  • Fresh Start Program for CSCC students, faculty and staff sponsored by Human Performance Center Staff
  • Blow bubbles not smoke

Community Partners:          
American Cancer Society
Lung Association

CSCC Partners:
Respiratory Therapy
Human Performance Center

Aids Awareness

World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

National Black Aids Day—Feb 7th

  • Observed during  Health Fair and Sexual Health Awareness Week,  Columbus Public Health offers free STD and  HIV/Aids testing to all students at CSCC during Health Fair
  • Prevention education resources and materials
  • Counseling services

Community Partners and Resources
Columbus Public Health
Columbus Aids Task Force
CSCC Partners
Nursing Department

Health Fairs

Twice per year, we partner with Nursing to provide information and screening on numerous health topics including but not limited to: Diabetes, heart disease, community health, first aid, alternative therapies, stroke, cancer, sexual health, family planning, mental health/depression, nutrition, domestic violence, and smoking cessation.

  • Blood pressure checks and diabetes checks
  • Massages
  • Local resources and giveaways
  • Blood drive
  • Service and all resources are provided to Free Store on Parsons the day after each health fair

Community Resources and Partners
Red Cross
Columbus Public Health
Central Ohio Diabetes Association
Free Store Parsons Ave

CSCC Partners
Nursing Department

Sexual Health Awareness Week

Educate students about sexual health and how to stay safe as well as comprehensive information on relationships, birth control, STDs HIV, and more.

  • National Condom Day—Free condoms and STD testing
  • Awareness and prevention information –Tips for Smart Sex
  • Trivia and spin wheel –focusing on facts, sex myths and mysteries and how to stay safe
  • Binder of info on how to be safe and pictures of different STD’s
  • Give always and local resources

Community Partners and Resources:
Columbus Public Health
Planned Parenthood

Eating Disorders Awareness Week NEDA

Many college students struggle with the way they look or how they feel about their bodies, with one out of three normal dieters progressing to pathological dieting. By recognizing the symptoms of eating disorders, and getting help, students can end their preoccupation with food and focus their efforts on developing healthy eating and exercise habits.

The National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP) is designed to educate and screen college students for eating disorders, and to connect at-risk students with the resources they need.
Held annually during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, SEaL partners with Mental Health Addiction studies, Counseling Services and local resources to screen for eating disorders and connects those at-risk with local resources. We provide

  • Screening materials and on hand counselors
  • Awareness and prevention information from local resources
  • Operation beauty and body outlining
  • Movie Screening and Panel “Someday Melissa” sponsored by Psychology Department
  • Show Teens talk about Eating Disorders—shown in lounge during screening
  • Center for Balanced Living—offers seminars and hosts information table

Community Partners and Resources
Center for Balanced Living
Directions Counseling
Neil Kennedy Recovery Center

CSCC Partners:
Social & Human Services (MHAD)
Counseling Services
Psychology Department

Safe Spring Break

This campaign is an opportunity to get important information out to students during the week or two prior to Spring Break on topics such as: personal safety, highway safety, alcohol, impaired driving, sleep and sun safety.

  • Offer music, games and information on popular spring break destinations
  • Places to visit locally
  • Safety tips for: drinking, driving, traveling, swimming, beach, hotels
  • Packing basic checklist
  • Giveaways include:  condoms, sunscreen, water bottles, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner
  • Sexual Assault Prevention information

Community Partners and Resources
Columbus Public Health
Easy Columbus

Paint Campus Purple- Cancer Awareness

Paint the campus purple week is a campus transforming time; students decorate the campus purple for cancer education and awareness. A number of activities are available for fun and cancer awareness.

  • Mini Relay
  • Tie-dye T-shirts-Dunk Tank
  • Donation opportunities

Stress Reduction Programs-preceding finals

Offered prior to finals we provide resources for the following:

  • Information on generalized anxiety disorder, test anxiety, strategies for stress relief,,  health benefits of massage and importance of sleep
  • Chair massages
  • Stress balls and pens
  • Did you know facts about: mints, chewing gum and other foods

Community Resources and Partners

CSCC Partners:
Massage Therapy

Wellness Classes—currently offer

Yoga, Pilates, Zumba,  Spin, Aerobics, Boot camp, hula hoop (see Semester Schedule for time and days) each class is offered during the year depending on need and requests from students faculty and staff.