Wellness is a concept that encourages individuals to find balanced lifestyles through the seven dimensions found on the wellness wheel: emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental and vocational. Studies have found that college students who incorporate this philosophy into their lifestyles have much richer experiences in college. Any interested first-year student may request this option, Wellness floors are in Brandt or Ylvisaker halls.
Students living on a Wellness floor will be expected to seriously consider how a well-balanced lifestyle can improve their experiences at Luther as well as their lives in general. Students are required to sign a "Wellness Contract" in order to live on the floor. Specific aspects of the contact include agreeing to:
- attempt to live a healthier life centered on wellness concepts
- support others floor members int heir attempts to live healthier lives
- actively support the development of a wellness-focused floor community by becoming involved and contributing to the welfare of the floor
The success of the floor will be determined by the commitment level of all residents. Students living on a wellness floor have Resident Assistants (RAs) who have also made commitments to the wellness model. The RAs work with students on the floor to provide spiritual opportunities, vocational programs, emotional support, and physical, intellectual and social activities. In addition, several faculty and/or staff members are involved with the floors to assist residents in developing a healthy community. Wellness floor members who do not meet the expectation of alcohol and tobacco abstinence will be removed from the floor.