Wellness Campaigns

RecWell has many ongoing wellness campaigns to support student well-being. Take a moment to explore them below!

Press Pause

A campaign that invites you to rest, relax and refresh. With a new topic each month, we'll explore the area of taking a break - learn how to rest and why it's important, unplug from technology, get more sleep and avoid burnout by practicing work and life balance.


Now a component of the larger Press Pause campaign. We challenge you to take a break from technology. Get outside, take a nap, read a book for pleasure, craft or cook. Whatever it looks like, keep technology off during this campaign.

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Coming January 2021! Our WIT Peer Educators are ready to answer your questions about nutrition, sexual health, stress, sleep and more general wellness. Fill out the form and get a response from a fellow GVSU student!

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Sex Ed Series

Each Wednesday in Winter 2021, our WIT Peer Educators will be bringing you a blog post about a variety of sexual health topics. Our goal is to provide accurate, sex-positive, empowering, and inclusive sexual health information for GVSU students to make the best decisions for themselves when it comes to their sexual health. Follow @gvsurecwell on Instagram or check the blog weekly.

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Love Your Body

Promoting healthy body image and body awareness, and offer opportunities that aim to educate and provide resources:

  • Positive body image
  • The media's influence on body image
  • How to have a kind and compassionate relationship with one's own body
  • Nourishing your body with healthy food in a flexible manner 

Laker Strong: Anywhere

More than ever it is critical to find ways to keep ourselves moving and engaged in active, find healthy daily routines that feed our bodies (and our minds) with positive energy. RecWell is committed to doing everything we can to help as many members of the campus community as possible to stay active and healthy, regardless of where you are. Even virtuallyGet Involved. Be Active. Live Healthy. Wherever you are.

Get Yourself Tested

Get Yourself Tested

GYT: Get Yourself Tested is a campaign encouraging young people to get tested and treated for STDs and HIV to protect their health and that of their partners. STDs affect people of all ages, yet young people are most affected. RecWell proudly partners with Ottawa County Department of Public Health to offer monthly testing on the Allendale campus.

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Wear One

The Wear One campaign was developed by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health to increase free condom availability, create awareness and promote acceptance of condom use in individuals 18 - 24 years of age. The goal is to decrease STIs and unplanned pregnancies; by removing barriers such as cost, embarrassment and lack of access. RecWell and other locations on campus are a proud partner.

Campaigns designed or supported by Recreation & Wellness, a department in the Division of Student Affairs at Grand Valley State University.

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