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Wildcat Wellness Coalition

Wildcat Wellness Coalition logoThe Wildcat Wellness Coalition is a collaborative effort between numerous departments on the K-State campus. All members are student services agencies at Kansas State University. The Coalition’s focus is on student development via the 8 dimensions of wellness. The 8 dimensions used to promote a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle are spiritual, physical, environmental, emotional, intellectual, social, occupational and financial wellness.

The mission of the Wellness Coalition is to cultivate a holistic approach to well-being by empowering the K-State community through the provision of resources, education and the encouragement of lifelong healthy practices.  

Core values:

  1. Team approach
  2. Student-centered
  3. Opportunities for outreach
  4. Proactive education
  5. Preventative outreach
  6. Community engagement
  7. Innovative events & activities
  8. Model healthy behavior

What is wellness?8 Dimensions of Wellness graphic

Wellness can be defined with 8 dimensions. Combined, these dimensions embody the true balance of an individual's wellness. 

Spiritual
  • Seeking opportunities for self-enlightenment and liberation
  • Progression toward a stronger sense of purpose, personal values and meaning of life
  • A state of harmony with self and the rest of the world/universe
Physical
  • Freedom from illness, disease, and a need for medications
  • Ability to function and regularly participate safely in a variety of activities
  • Maintaining a balanced diet and regular sleeping habits
Environmental
  • Acknowledgment of and appreciating one's interdependence with an impact on the natural environment
  • Positively contributing to the protection and sustainability of our environment
  • Establishing a positive physical living and working environment (positive energy)
Occupational
  • Seeking and integrating opportunities to grow professionally, be challenged and successful
  • Garnering satisfaction and enrichment from one’s chosen career and the professional relationships developed
  • Capability to contribute positively, productively and safely to the collective whole
Social
  • Forming and contributing to positive relationships and mutual respect
  • Comfortably and effectively performing a variety of social/group roles
  • Seeking and fulfilling leadership roles that contribute positively to your community
Intellectual
  • A continuous openness to new concepts, ideas, perspectives and cultures
  • An unbridled curiosity to seek new and diverse experiences/challenges
  • Ability to successfully learn, apply new learning, change and adapt
Psychological
  • Being aware and accepting of one’s feelings
  • Ability to and having outlets for expressing one’s emotions constructively
  • Being able to adjust to change and seek positive outcomes
  • Being happy and positive
Financial Wellness
  • Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
  • Knowledge of resources that will help fund education and living expenses
  • The ability to maintain a balanced budget
  • Preparedness for all expenses, including short-term, long-term, and emergencies

 

Coalition Members & Partners

Academic Achievement Center

Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE)

Counseling Services

Housing and Dining

Human Capital Services

Lafene Health Center

LGBT Resource Center

K-State Libraries

Powercat Financial

Recreational Services

Coalition Chair
Megan Maransani
maransani@k-state.edu
785-532-6980

Events

Health-A-Palooza

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Farmers Market

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wildcat Run for Wellness 5K

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Mental Health Summit

Coming in Fall 2020

Wellness Wednesday

Last Wednesday of Every Month