Become a peer leader.

Want to influence student health and well-being on campus? Join the Wellness Agents program!

Mission and values

To support student success, health and well-being through comprehensive, high-impact peer programs.

Wellness Agents are grounded in the belief that high quality peer programs foster healthy behaviors, student engagement and success, and overall inclusivity through education, environmental change and advocacy.

We value:

  • Student success
  • Evidence and public health theory-based
  • Collaboration
  • Campus-wide multilevel change
  • Social justice and inclusivity
  • Community engagement and community building
What do Wellness Agents do?

Wellness Agents have unique opportunities to get involved in prevention and wellness efforts at Oregon State University. Each term they help plan large awareness events and educate the student population on college health issues.

Wellness Agents are trained to be campus leaders and work in a cohort. They have opportunities to work with professional faculty and apply skills outside of the classroom to promote health and well being.

Wellness Agents serve a minimum of 15 hours per term for three consecutive terms. All Wellness Agents attend one term of training, followed by at least two terms of service. There are no prerequisites to apply. Applications are accepted for Fall and Winter terms only.

Past activities

Wellness Agents have lead, supported and coordinated a number of wellness activities throughout campus. Some examples include the annual Boldly Me Health Week and the annual Game of Your Life.

Wellness Agents have served on the Prevention and Advocacy Coalition, helped designed wellness campaigns and facilitated wellness workshops on a variety of topics.

How to get involved

Fall applications are now being accepted!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Final applications for Fall term are due on September 30th.

The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to be accepted. We will close applications early if we reach our maximum number of students.

Wellness Agents accepts new applicants each Fall and Winter Term. Students must be able to make the selected training times in order to join. There are no prerequisites to become a Wellness Agent. We accept all types of students!

Apply here

Many Wellness Agents are able to use their volunteer time to meet class requirements such as H310, H410 or other practicum courses. If you would like to join and receive practicum credit, please contact Sara Caldwell-Kan.