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.

the words "ask WIT (wellness information team)" over a splash of colors


Our WIT Peer Educators are ready to answer your questions about nutrition, sexual health, stress, sleep and more general wellness. Find them out with the Ask WIT cart each week on the Allendale and Pew campuses or fill out the form and get a response from a fellow GVSU student!

photo of wit peer educators with wit cart, below reads wit blog series by the wit peer educators

WIT Blog Series

Each week of the winter semester, our WIT Peer Educators will be bringing you a blog post about general wellness, nutrition, sexual health, and rest. Follow @gvsurecwell on Instagram or check the blog weekly. And be sure to check out previous posts written by the team as well! 

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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 STIs and HIV to protect their health and that of their partners. STIs 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.

font says "wear one" over the top of an orange condom.

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.

Colorful boarder with GVSU sex ed week in center

Sex Ed Week

Join us for Sex Ed Week at GVSU. We've partnered with campus and community partners for a week of events, presentations, STI testing, and more! Our approach is to engage in evidence-informed, sex-positiveinclusive, affirming, and empowering messages to all students so that we can reduce shame and stigma while supporting students in making the best decisions for themselves. Find more information here and by following @gvsurecwell on Instagram.

Student Wellness Partners

We thank our university and community partners in collaborating with us to create an environment and interconnected approach that helps our students live their best lives!

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

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