Our Office

The Office of Student Wellness, or OSWell (Formally known as the Center for Leadership in Health Promotion) provides programs and services that support students in developing higher levels of self-responsibility by enhancing leadership skills in the field of public health education and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. It is staffed by students and offers sexual health education, sexual assault resources, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, life skills education, and wellness services such as fitness classes, massage, and stress management.

Mission Statement

The Office of Student Wellness provides programs and services to foster balance and well being. Through integrative health promotion programming, we support and educate the individual and work to create a healthy campus community.

About the Office of Student Wellness

Conscious of diverse student lifestyles, the Office of Student Wellness (OSWell) provides both passive and active health education programs to best fit the needs of students. OSWell's innovative, progressive programming is student-designed and intended to encourage personal leadership in peer health promotion. OSWell provides health education services, resources, and volunteer opportunities for students. Largely staffed by student Peer Health Advocates, who provide leadership programming concerning a broad range of health issues, OSWell connects students with campus and community health resources. This is accomplished by creating opportunities for students to serve as health educators in their campus community, and to actively explore the process of health promotion. OSWell also provides students with opportunities to participate in health promotion outreach to the greater Lorain County Community.

How to Reach Us

If you have questions about health-related topics or would like to learn more about campus health resources, feel free to e-mail oswell@oberlin.edu or visit us in 314 Wilder Hall. A peer health advocate will be happy to address your needs. We post office hours on our door, the times of which vary from semester to semester.  


Faculty of Staff Member Interested in Wellness Services


If you are an Oberlin College faculty or staff member interested in wellness services at the college, please see new.oberlin.edu/office/wellness


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Updates

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