Life at college can be exciting, with great classes, lots of people, and a new community. But it can also be stressful and demanding—physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.
Middlebury supports your abilities to develop positive health skills and to care for yourself within the college environment over the course of your four years here.
Center for Health and Wellness
The Center for Health and Wellness promotes student well-being in a confidential environment. The center’s medical, counseling, and sports medicine staff are available free of charge to help students with physical, emotional, or interpersonal issues.
- Health Services provides comprehensive acute health care for students, including caring for musculoskeletal injuries; assisting students in meeting their health needs; and facilitating a partnership with students to increase their knowledge of health and healthcare issues.
- Counseling provides support for students’ well-being and developmental growth within a safe environment. All services are confidential and free of charge.
- Sports Medicine provides athletic training and sports-medicine services for varsity, club crew, and club rugby athletes, including injury-prevention education and the management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
- Health and Wellness Education enables student success by creating and maintaining a supportive campus environment through health promotion—focused on protective factors and campus strengths—and prevention—focused on reducing personal, campus, and institutionwide health risks. Health and wellness education programming supports students’ community engagement, participation in immersive learning, and development of skills as global problem solvers in support of Middlebury’s mission. Specialists in alcohol and other drugs, mental health promotion, violence prevention and advocacy, and general health promotion offer one-on-one support, group meetings, workshops, and online resources to support student health education during their time at Middlebury.
MiddSafe advocates are Middlebury students committed to providing a safe and confidential resource for students in need of support and information around sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and other personal violations. The student-staffed hotline is available 24/7 when undergraduate classes are in session on campus at 802-377-0239.
The online advocate tool is available 24/7/365 and provides virtual access to campus and community resources.
Additionally, health and wellness education staff members are confidential advocates.
Common Health Concerns
Getting accurate and up-to-date health information is very important. We have researched the best sites for quality health information and encourage you to use them!
If you have health questions or concerns that would best be addressed with a conversation and assessment by a health professional, please call our nurse line at 802-443-3290.