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Panhellenic Council To Host Wellness Week October 16-21

Penn State’s Panhellenic Council will host Wellness Week October 16-21 with events across campus focusing on all aspects of individual health and wellness.

This week of programming is the brainchild of Panhellenic’s Vice President of Wellness, Alexa Ain. She’s been actively planning since August to bring this idea to fruition and is thrilled to see it become a reality. Ain was in contact with several other universities during the planning process, including Washington University and Arizona State, to ensure a successful week.

While Panhel is hosting this initiative, it wouldn’t be possible without the cooperation of several other organizations, including the Interfraternity Council, Active Minds, Campus Recreation, and the Association of Resident Hall Students. While specific events were scheduled with Panhellenic women in mind, all Penn State students are welcome and encouraged to attend the programming and events throughout the week.

Campus Recreation is even working with Panhel to host special Wellness Week fitness classes. Classes offered include full body workout, glow in the dark yoga, total muscle conditioning, and more. Workshops and speakers will also center around healthy practices. The full Wellness Week schedule is included below.

Ain’s main goal is to advocate for Panhellenic women and connect them with the necessary campus resources.

“We want to show how much Penn State can offer you in programs and initiatives to improve your overall mental, physical, and emotional health, which is also why we have a Panhellenic sponsored gym class each day of the week in addition to our events,” Ain said. “It’s to show the Panhellenic community that we as an executive board and organization care about our members and want to connect them with programming and resources that ultimately benefit them.”

With less than a week between National Mental Health Day and Wellness Week, this topic of conversation is more relevant than ever. Panhel is doing its part to ensure the importance of overall health is emphasized and through its VP of Wellness position more campaigns like this can happen. Ain is optimistic at the success of this first major initiative and excited to see its impact.
“At the end of the day, if even one student learned something new or about a resource they didn’t know existed, I would count that as successful,” Ain said.

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Caitlin Gailey

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