The Student Wellness program provides health education and support services for JJC students. The mission is to provide students with wellness resources, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce risky behaviors, and foster a safe educational environment.
List of Student Wellness Programs
Safe Zone Programs
The purpose of this is to make Joliet Junior College a safer environment for all members of the campus community – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression – through training allies. An ally is someone who works to end oppression through support and advocacy. Since 2009, the Office of Student Activities has trained over 170 Safe Zone Allies. Students and staff can view more information and training dates through their MYJJC portal page.
Bystander Intervention Training
The goals of Step Up are to: raise awareness of helping behaviors, increase motivation to help, develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns, and to ensure the safety and well-being of self and others. Bystander Intervention Training events are held throughout the academic year.
Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program
Through workshops and seminars, Student Wellness works on providing information about alcohol and drugs and the impact of them on students. Various events are held each year.
Students looking for community service opportunities can work with Student Wellness to learn of projects seeking volunteers. Many opportunities can be viewed through the MYJJC portal.
Student Wellness hosts a Volunteer Fair in October and a Wellness Fair in April. These fairs bring in vendors/agencies from the communities to share information with JJC students regarding volunteer opportunities and wellness resources.
Programs about sexual responsibility and educational events are held annually.
The Student Wellness portal page (My JJC) has resource pages available for students on many of the wellness related topics. Agency information as well as educational materials are available.