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Student Wellness Ambassador Team

The Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) promotes healthy behaviors and lifestyles to Illinois State University students through a variety of outreach programs. SWAT members are Illinois State University student volunteers from diverse backgrounds and majors. They are trained by Health Promotion and Wellness staff to act as credible resources for fellow students regarding a variety of issues related to overall well-being. The SWAT members facilitate interactive and educational workshops, assist with campus and community outreach projects, and staff the portable wellness gazebo, the "G Spot". SWAT members attend a weekend training retreat each semester and weekly training sessions during the fall and/or spring semesters to develop knowledge on health issues. Greek chapters, residence halls, and academic classrooms are some of the audiences who host these education-based programs.

SWAT Member Characteristics

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

How To Become a Member

  1. Submit an application on Redbird Life.
  2. Then, request to be a member of SWAT also on Redbird Life.
  3. After completing your application, and requesting to be a member of SWAT on Redbird Life, you will be contacted and provided with information about attending your first meeting.
  4. SWAT meetings are held every Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00 P.M. Please keep this time available in your schedule.

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Health Promotion and Wellness at or (309) 438-WELL (9355). Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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