The Student Wellness Club on the BHC campus is here to help promote wellness. They meet on the first Monday of each month at two p.m. on the second floor lobby in building 2. Everyone is welcome.
It was started in 2008 by an associate professor of biology, Dr. Xixuan Collins. “The purpose of the club is to improve the well-being of students,” Collins stated. “It promotes wellness, nutrition, being physically active, and relieving stress.”
They also participate in several events that the Student Life Office organizes, such as the Fall Festival and Spring Fling. At these events, the club has a table that promotes healthy eating habits and ways to stay active.
Every semester, the club organizes two exercise classes. Last semester, Yoga and Zumba were available to students at no charge for six weeks. Faculty, staff, and the community were encouraged to participate and were suggested to donate two dollars to the club. There are hopes to continue to offer exercise classes for students this semester.
The members are also sponsoring the Familia Dental mobile clinic. The mobile clinic will be on campus Nov. 19 from 11-2p.m. to provide a teeth cleaning to anyone that needs it free of charge.
If you want to get involved on campus and you’re interested in wellness, then the Student Wellness Club is worth checking out.
(Written by guest contributor Maggie Schilling)