Western’s Department of Residence Life & Community Wellness provides education, assessment, trainings and engagement opportunities for all students. With resources and peer support, students have the tools to success in academics and thrive on campus.
Supporting your health and well-being is our top priority.
Western realizes that health and wellness is essential to students’ academic and personal success. Our program takes a holistic approach and uses both prevention education and harm reduction strategies to address several areas, including:
- Mental Health and Wellness
- Substance Use
- Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships
- Suicide Prevention
- Stress and Anxiety
Our department provides health and wellness resources and delivers non-judgmental, inclusive programs and initiatives that empower students to make positive health behavior decisions and learn how to improve their health during college years.
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.
University Counseling Center
Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) 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…
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…
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.
The Mountaineer Marketplace, located in the Pinnacles Multipurpose room, is available for all Western community members to access. Entering through the South door near the fire pit, the Marketplace is open multiple hours a week and partners closely with the Gunnison Country Food Pantry to provide college-friendly food and snacks.
See a valuable list of Student Health & Wellness resources.
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We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.
The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.
We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.