The Collegian
Thursday, December 08, 2022

Wellness requirement evaluated

Collegian Reporter

Tom Roberts, the director of Recreation and Wellness, was the first visitor at the Westhampton College Government Association's meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the North Court Reception Room.

He said there was an action step in the Strategic Plan to seek student input on the Wellness graduation requirement. Surveys of the graduation requirement have been positive. Seventy-four percent of student respondents said they wanted to make a positive change in their drinking habits as a result of the Wellness program.

There are personal trainers at the wellness center, he said, which students can make an appointment with for free. Fitness classes and group exercise classes are also free. Physical therapists come in twice a week to help students so they do not have to go off campus and there are free chair massages on Wednesdays in the lobby of the Weinstein Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Christian Student Fellowship representative Katie Maleczewski presented Operation Christmas Child. She also presented to the Richmond College Student Government Association. Right now, the group estimates that 70 boxes will be able to be made, so she asked for $250 to send the boxes. Donations can also be made through BannerWeb. There is also going to be a table from November 6 to 12 in the Tyler Haynes Commons for donations. The $250 proposal will be voted on next week.

Umoja Gospel Choir representative Sophonie Jean asked for $1,160 from both WCGA and RCSGA to sponsor students to attend Intervarsity's Black Student Leadership Conference. The conference occurs once every four years. They are currently capped at seven members to go: five women and two men. The conference is from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1 in Atlanta. WCGA awarded Umoja the money.

Several other proposals were discussed and passed including the Alpha Phi Omega proposal for $200 for their Senior Citizen's Prom, the Alpha Kappa Alpha proposal of $200 for their annual Breast Cancer Walk, the Speak-Out Forum t shirt proposal for $474 for shirts that read, "Students for Equality," The Messenger proposal for $170 for the cost of In-Design licensing and the Production Studies 3 proposal for $500.

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