Your well-being is our top priority! The Office of Health Promotion and Education is working remotely this semester, but we are still available to you! Check out this website for well-being presentations, videos, and ways to contact us. You will be able to receive support or engage with FIRE Place Resource and Support Center, Wellness Workshops, Western H.E.R.O.E.S., Gentlemen United, Alcohol and Other Drugs Risk Reduction, and “We Choose to End Sexual Violence” via e-mail, phone, video, social media, or distance education platforms.
Here are links to three virtual well-being workshops specific to pandemic living. Check out our Facebook for short videos about well-being too!
During this time, e-mail or phone is the most effective way for us to connect with you, and supporting you is our utmost priority. Please call our main office number at (269) 387-3263 and leave a message so we can call you back as soon as possible. Direct contact information for staff members can be found on our directory link. Thank you for your patience and be well!
YOU at Western
A personalized wellness tool connecting students to online and campus resources to help support their goals to Succeed, Thrive and Matter at WMU. The innovative digital platform promotes self-reflection, allowing students to be more proactive with their health and well-being in order to make the most of their college experience.
The mission of the Office of Health Promotion and Education is to create a culture of well-being and social justice to enhance the success of all members of the campus community.
Peer education/STUDENT LEADERSHIP programs
- FIRE! sexual assault peer education
- Gentlemen United
- Resources for Alcohol and other Drugs peer education
- Western H.E.R.O.E.S.
Health promotion core programs, services and initiatives
- Alcohol and other drugs risk reduction
- FIRE Place Resource and Support Center
- Healthy Campus 2020
- Wellness workshops
Principles of health promotion
The principles that guide us as we work to achieve our mission are:
- Health and safety are essential for optimal intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual development and to the academic mission of Western Michigan University.
- Health behaviors need to be addressed from both an individual and community context.
- Best practice standards of health promotion involve theory-based, data-driven needs assessment, program development and evaluation.
- The creation of healthy communities requires interdisciplinary partnerships involving health professionals, educators, artists, community leaders and community members working together to prevent or address critical health concerns.
- Creating healthy communities involves an integration of advocacy, education, service, community building and research.
- To be successful, community health initiatives must focus on key risks to health and involve a critical mass of community members whose engagement stimulates communication, trust, personal responsibility and shared interdependence.
Call (269) 387-3263 for information about any of our programs.