Rocket Wellness Coalition dedicated to helping campus community members

April 20, 2018 | UToday
By Anna Brogan-Knight

According to the National Wellness Institute, wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential. The University of Toledo is committed to prioritizing the health and well-being of its campus community by offering a variety of prevention-based programming and outreach.

In order to better serve faculty, staff, students and the UT community at large, wellness staff are busy identifying, coordinating and creating wellness programming and presenting those opportunities as part of Rocket Wellness.

Rocket Wellness, formerly staff and corporate wellness programming, has transitioned to a more comprehensive umbrella for students, faculty, staff and community members to access wellness information and opportunities.

Rocket Wellness utilizes an approach that highlights dimensions of wellness. This approach broadens the discussion of wellness from strictly physical to include emotional, environmental, social, spiritual, emotional, occupational, intellectual and financial wellness.

“Wellness is constantly evolving, and UT recognizes that it is an integral component to student success and employee engagement,” Wendy Davis, associate vice president and chief human resources officer, said. “Providing robust wellness opportunities can’t be achieved as a sole department, and many programs overlap for both populations. It makes strategic sense to bring resources together and increase synergies among campus services that support a culture of health and well-being.”

The Rocket Wellness Coalition was created to meet the evolving wellness needs campus-wide, while avoiding duplication of services. The coalition strives to support the well-being of the campus community through awareness, education, policies and services. The Rocket Wellness Coalition consists of individuals representing groups or departments that have the opportunity to positively influence the health and well-being of students and employees. For a complete list of coalition members, click here.

For more information on Rocket Wellness programming or the Rocket Wellness Coalition, visit

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