Parent and Family Handbook

Health Promotion

College life may be stressful at times, especially for new students. Young people inevitably face many difficult choices as they move into adulthood. The Health Services Health Promotion program offers a variety of programs to increase student awareness of health and safety issues and to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Student-directed programs and peer mentoring are other ways in which healthy decision making is promoted on campus. Web-based resources complement programming, providing 24/7 access to resources.

Informational studies at Macalester suggest that students look to their parents as valuable sources for health information. Parents can provide support by encouraging students to think of their personal health and safety as issues that require a lifetime of careful consideration. Students are encouraged to utilize all of these resources in taking responsibility for making their own personal health and safety choices.For more information visit the Health Promotions link on the Health and Wellness Center website