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Health and Safety

LIFE, a student-run organization, provides information, programs, and campus-wide speakers for students to make informed decisions about their lives. At W&L, the health and safety of our students is a top priority, and our efforts to ensure the well-being of each student go far beyond basic security and medical care. The Student Health Center, University Counseling service, Health Promotion and Public Safety offices are here to ensure that students' medical, emotional and physical needs are met from the moment they step on campus.

The University's Student Health Center provides medical evaluation and care of student health concerns, both in an out-patient office setting, and an infirmary setting for round-the-clock care when needed. University Counseling provides direct psychotherapy services, assessment of academic problems, and (with student consent) collaboration with faculty, administrative personnel or parents to provide necessary supports for struggling students. Psychiatric consultation is also available.

The Office of Health Promotion provides students with information about alcohol and other drugs, sexuality issues including sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, nutrition, stress management, and mental health issues such as depression and eating disorders. The University's Sexual Misconduct program addresses issues of power-based personal violence, including partner violence, sexual assault‚ stalking and other uses of force‚ threat‚ intimidation or harassment of an individual, working collaboratively with student organizations to provide resources for treatment and prevention.

The Public Safety department is the enforcement agency of the University and works 24/7 to keep our community safe. Public Safety officers interact daily with students on campus and are committed to helping them make decisions that promote positive experiences during their time at W&L. They are often the first responders at the scene of an incident and play a critical role in the University's emergency management plan. The department also coordinates campus parking and vehicle registration and oversees Traveller, the University's safe-ride program.

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Student Health 101 March issue is now available

Check out the interesting and timely articles in the March edition of W&L's e-health magazine Student Health 101  at There are some great articles in Student Health 101: The 10-Dollar Challenge: How to eat healthfully on a budget Stand Out From The Crowd: 5 questions to answer in your cover letter Tone Up [...]

March Student Health 101 and Parent Perspectives is now available!

SH101-tnStudent Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine just for W&L students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help your student make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students. There is a special [...]

Student Health 101 e-health magazine – win $2,500 in March!

SH101-tnIn addition to the great articles, the March W&L Student Health 101 – drawing is for $2,500: Lots of great articles in the March issue: The 10-Dollar Challenge: How to eat healthfully on a budget Stand Out From The Crowd: 5 questions to answer in your cover letter Tone Up With Tech: Innovative [...]

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