Student Health & Wellness

Supporting the health and well-being of our students is our top priority.

Western’s Student Health & Wellness Office provides resources, education, assessment, formalized trainings, engagement opportunities and peer support to those in need.

Western realizes that health and wellness is essential to academic, personal and professional success. Our institutional prevention education program takes a holistic approach to wellness and utilizes both primary prevention and risk reduction strategies to address the following areas of concern:

  • Alcohol/Drug use and abuse
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Mental Health
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Stress and Anxiety

Get Involved

We have two incredible opportunities for students to get involved with on campus.

sweet life

The SWEET Life members use their knowledge and shared experience to support their peers through this difficult time we call college. The SWEET Life spends their time hosting events, talking with peers and connecting them to campus and community resources, organizing campaigns, engaging in community coalitions, gaining experience as Certified Peer Educators and creating a culture of wellness on Western’s campus.

sources of strength

Sources of Strength is a best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults.

Additional Resources

Medical Team

Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) is the contracted provider for Western’s Campus Medical Clinic, located in Tomichi Hall 104, which provides medical coverage for current and incoming students.

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Counseling Center

The Center for Mental Health practitioners provide on-site counseling services through the Counseling Center. Located in Crystal Hall 104, Western’s Counseling Center provides support to students, faculty and staff…

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The mission of the Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is to promote student, faculty and staff success and campus safety by identifying individuals who demonstrate behaviors…

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Gunnison Safe Ride

Safe Ride of Gunnison encourages the responsible use of alcohol and safer roads by providing non-judgmental “No Questions Asked” rides and promoting alcohol education and awareness programs to the Gunnison community.

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Title IX/Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policies

Title IX/Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policies serve all members of the university community, including students, faculty and other academic personnel…

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See a valuable list of Student Health & Wellness resources.

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Department Information

Student Health & Wellness


Scott Cantril

Director of Student Health & Wellness

Contact Information


Campus Location

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
University Center 103
Gunnison, CO 81231