Who We Are
WellCAT Ambassadors is a departmental student organization under the leadership of Lafene Health Center. Members are certified peer educators dedicated to the advocacy of overall health and well-being at Kansas State University.
The WellCAT Ambassadors provide evidence-based education, host events, collaborate with other campus and community partners, and serve as role models to encourage fellow K-State students to make well-informed decisions regarding their health and well-being. They are trained in a variety of health and social issues pertinent to the college population including sexual health, drug and alcohol use, eating disorders prevention, food safety, nutrition, physical activity, relationships, sleep, mental health, and more.
The primary purpose of this departmental student organization is to promote health and well-being behaviors through the design and implementation of interactive and educational outreach activities, and the development of initiatives that positively influences students' health and well-being.
How We're Trained
After applying, interviewing, and being accepted into the program, each WellCAT Ambassador completes a 3 credit-hour, semester-long course, EDCEP 360: Peer Health Education and Leadership. Throughout this inaugural semester, the Ambassadors become certified as peer educators, trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED, and explore the various health and well-being topics in which they promote. This course also connects them to the abundant resources available on campus so that they may serve as a liaison between the services provided and the student body.