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Student Wellness Ambassador Team

The Student Wellness Ambassador Team is a registered student organization striving to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles to Illinois State University and the local community through a variety of programs and services.

SWAT members are a group of Illinois State University student volunteers from all majors with diverse backgrounds. They are trained by Health Promotion and Wellness staff to promote and talk to fellow students about a variety of health issues. They conduct interactive and educational workshops, assist with campus and community outreach projects, and help staff the "G Spot"--a portable gazebo that is set up around campus and provides health information and resources. Members attend a weekend training retreat and weekly training sessions during the fall and/or spring to learn the latest information and research on health issues.

Greek houses, residence halls, and classrooms are some of the hosts for audiences who participate in entertaining and educational activities.

Member Characteristics 

  • A willingness to listen, learn new skills, and become a healthy role model.
  • An open-minded attitude to new ideas.
  • The ability to balance a busy lifestyle with the ongoing Peer Education requirements.
  • A true commitment towards helping others in the spirit of volunteerism.
  • A desire to have fun and meet new people.

How To Become a Member

  1. Stop by the G Spot, or call Health Promotion and Wellness at (309) 438-WELL (9355) to get an application form, or submit an application ONLINE.
  2. After turning in your application, you will be contacted to attend an orientation session.  (If you aren't contacted within one week of submitting your application, please email Amanda Papinchock to see if your application was received)
  3. Members are typically recruited each semester to begin training the following semester.

Note: Please keep in mind as you register for classes that SWAT meetings are every Wednesday from 3 - 4:30 P.M.

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