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Wildcat Wellness Coalition


The Wildcat Wellness Coalition is a collaborative effort between numerous departments on the K-State campus. All members are student services agencies at Kansas State University. The Coalition’s focus is on student development via the 8 dimensions of wellness. The 8 dimensions used to promote a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle are spiritual, physical, environmental, emotional, intellectual, social, occupational and financial wellness.

The mission of the Wellness Coalition is to provide a formal and consistent forum for focusing our wellness efforts in reaching the campus community.  Each of the departments provides services in the 8 dimensions of wellness.   The overall wellness of all students at Kansas State is a priority for this University. The Coalition provides extensive information on all departmental services available for K-State students, as well as sponsored Wellness events (i.e. 5K races, stress management workshops, wellness challenges, etc.).  The Wildcat Wellness Coalition strives to be a key component to the University’s 2025 masterplan. 

What is wellness?

Wellness can be defined with 8 dimensions. Combined, these dimensions embody the true balance of an individual's wellness. 

  • Seeking opportunities for self-enlightenment and liberation
  • Progression toward a stronger sense of purpose, personal values and meaning of life
  • A state of harmony with self and the rest of the world/universe
  • Freedom from illness, disease, and a need for medications
  • Ability to function and regularly participate safely in a variety of activities
  • Maintaining a balanced diet and regular sleeping habits
  • Acknowledgement of and appreciating one's interdependence with and impact on the natural environment
  • Positively contributing to the protection and sustainability of our environment
  • Establishing a positive physical living and working environment (positive energy)
  • Seeking and integrating opportunities to grow professionally, be challenged and successful
  • Garnering satisfaction and enrichment from one’s chosen career and the professional relationships developed
  • Capability to contribute positively, productively and safely to the collective whole
  • Forming and contributing to positive relationships and mutual respect
  • Comfortably and effectively performing a variety of social/group roles
  • Seeking and fulfilling leadership roles that contribute positively to your community
  • A continuous openness to new concepts, ideas, perspectives and cultures
  • An unbridled curiosity to seek new and diverse experiences/challenges
  • Ability to successfully learn, apply new learning, change and adapt
  • Being aware and accepting of one’s feelings
  • Ability to and having outlets for expressing one’s emotions constructively
  • Being able to adjust to change and seek positive outcomes
  • Being happy and positive
Financial Wellness
  • Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
  • Knowledge of resources that will help fund education and living expenses
  • The ability to maintain a balanced budget
  • Preparedness for all expenses, including short-term, long-term, and emergencies


Department websites

Academic Achievement Center: www.k-state.edu/aac

Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE): www.k-state.edu/care

Counseling Services: www.k-state.edu/counseling

Housing and Dining: www.housing.k-state.edu

Human Capital Services: www.k-state.edu/vphcs

Lafene Health Center: www.k-state.edu/lafene

LGBT Resource Center: www.k-state.edu/lgbt

K-State Libraries: www.lib.k-state.edu

Powercat Financial: www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial




August 22, 2017


August 26, 2017

Wildcats Run for Wellness 5k 

September 11-16, 2017

Mental Wellness Week

September 16, 2017

Out of the Darkness Walk

October 11, 2017

Fresh Check Day