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Vice President for Student Life

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Vice President for
Student Life

Kansas State University
122 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

785-532-6237
vpsl@k-state.edu

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

Coming Virtually

August 17-28, 2020

Virtual Farmers Market

Premieres September 30, 2020

More info to come

Wildcat Run for Wellness 5K

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Wellness Wednesday

Every Wednesday on Social Media