A Message from the Associate Dean of Students for Wellness
Ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of Babson students is a critical priority for the College, and most especially for the members of the Health and Wellness Department. We believe that wellness is central to students’ academic, personal, and professional success. Simply stated, if you aren’t well, you can’t do well. Our programs and services are intentionally designed to focus on students’ holistic health, addressing multiple dimensions of wellness, including physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social wellbeing. As a department within student affairs, we seek to create a comprehensive and integrated health and wellness program that fosters students’ personal and professional development as business leaders and entrepreneurs.
The Health and Wellness Department at Babson College is comprised of Health Services, Counseling Services, Health Promotion, Alcohol & Other Drug Services (AODS), Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPRS), and our Peers On Wellness (POW) peer health education program. These offices are staffed by licensed clinicians, administrative staff, and student affairs professionals who care deeply about ensuring the health and safety of Babson students. Health Services is located on the ground floor of Hollister Hall. Health Promotion and the Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services can be found on Main Street in Reynolds (also home to POW!). We also encourage you to visit Babson’s new Wellness Center in Park Manor South, home to Counseling Services, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services, and the Office of the Associate Dean.
Babson is a special place. There is a tremendous ethic of care at Babson – demonstrated daily by our faculty, staff, and students. We are fortunate to have many great resources for students to help improve, enhance, or sustain personal health and wellbeing, and we continue to develop new initiatives to meet the diverse needs of our campus community. We recently launched an online screening for mental health program – a series of brief, anonymous, and confidential screenings on a variety of issues to help determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. Results are immediate and include both recommendations and resources. We’ve also launched a new guided mediation voicemail to elicit a sense of mindfulness, balance, relaxation, and focus. I highly recommend it, and encourage you to give it a try by calling 781-239-REST. These are just a few examples of the various ways in which we seek to support students through prevention, education, intervention, treatment, and policy development. My staff and I pride ourselves on being accessible to students and their families, and we look forward to partnering with you in our pursuit to promote health and safety among all members of the Babson Community.
Ryan Travia, M.Ed.
Associate Dean of Students for Wellness