Health and Wellness

Empire State College Offers a Health and Wellness Initiative- Free for All Students 

Your good health is critical to your academic success. Research has shown that adult students leave college for a variety of reasons, but one of the most significant is for personal and family health issues.

Our program is designed to address the needs of adults as they manage their physical, mental and emotional health during their time at the college.  Our services include:

  • Student Health 101- A health and wellness e-magazine geared towards meeting the needs of today's Empire State College students
  • Student Wellness Assistance Program- A totally FREE service offered to all Empire State College students. Includes resources such as: telecounceling, articles, interactive self-assessments, financial assitance, and more 
  • Talk One-2-One, a 24/7 telephone counseling service providing both telecounceling and legal/financial assistance
  • supplemental benefits- specifically for higher education
  • health insurance options- connections to the Offical Health Plan Marketplace
  • health and wellness programming- paid for by your student health fee, request a program today or check out what is currently going on!


For questions regarding the health and wellness initiative, feel free to call the Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative, Brandon Aldous, at 518-587-2100, ext.  2703.

June is National Dairy Month!

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? National Dairy Month, once called National Milk Month, is an annual tradition developed to celebrate the dairy industry and the many contributions the industry makes to our society. The cooperation between farmers and other community members are really the basis of what June Dairy Month is all about. Did you know that California is the number one dairy producing state in the Nation? New York is the 3rd! Several counties in New York also lead the nation in the Top 100 Dairy Producing Counties in the US including: Wyoming, Cayuga, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Genesee, Livingston, Onondaga, Lewis, Ontario, and Oneida Counties. For more fun Dairy Statistics visit the Progressive Dairyman Online

Not only does the dairy industry provide us with fun statistics, dairy is also really important for our health and wellness. According to ChooseMyPlate.Gov/Dairy, Women and Men ages 19+ should be having 3 cups of dairy products a day as part of a healthy diet. 


‌ChooseMyPlate.Gov is a phenomenal resource to use when trying to come up with your balanced meal and healthy meal plans! Planning your meals is also a great way to save money, time, and energy; it also helps you to make sure you have balanced meals.

ChooseMyPlate.Gov Can help you with all of the following:

  • What is MyPlate? MyPlate is a remdiner to find your healthy eating style and ubild it throughout your lifetime. 
  • Everything you eat and drink matters. For more general information visit: 
  • Eating on A Budget
  • Tip Sheets Including: Making Family Meals; Meal Planning for One, Hacking Your Snacks, Prep for Potlucks and Parties, Navigate the Buffet, Make Your Takeoute Healthier, etc. 
  • Infographics 
  • Tips On Reducing Food Waste

As you can see, June is National Dairy Month, but eating a well balanced, healthy, diet that appeals to you is important every single day of the year! Hopefully, with these resources, you can start cleaning up and balancing your diet today!

For more information on the Health and Wellness Initiative at SUNY Empire State College, please contact Brandon Aldous, Coordinator fo the Health and Wellness Initiative at 


Health and Wellness Program Request

Are you interested in having a Health and Wellness Event hosted near you? Request it! Just visit our online Program Request Form and request your program today! If you have a question about the possibility of a program, or want to have a more in depth conversation, feel free to reach out to the Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative, Brandon Aldous, at or 518-587-2100 ext. 2703. 

Upcoming Events around New York

Please contact the Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative, Brandon Aldous, for questions regarding upcoming programs, or to request a program at your regional center!

All events are FREE for SUNY Empire State College Students. 






Chair Massages Hartsdale

210 North Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

June 29, 2017 12pm-2pm
Paraffin Wax Hand Treatments Hartsdale

210 North Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

June 29, 2017 12pm-3pm
Flu Shot Clinic* Utica

Suite 606
State Office Building
207 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

September 14, 2017 3pm-5:30pm
Flu Shot Clinic* Hartsdale

210 North Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

September 16, 2017 10am-2pm
Flu Shot Clinic* Nanuet

150 E. Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954

September 18, 2017 12pm-2pm
Flu Shot Clinic* Syracuse

6333 State Route 298 
East Syracuse, NY 13057

September 23, 2017 12pm-2pm
Stress Management Speaker Syracuse

6333 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

September 23, 2017 12pm-2pm
Flu Shot Clinic* Latham/Saratoga Springs

111 West Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

September 30, 2017 12pm-1pm
Chair Massages Syracuse

6333 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

December 2, 2017 12pm-1pm

*Flu Shot Clinics will be welcome for walk ins. Pre-registration will be emailed out to all students regionally, based on your area, when the events get closer. You will have an opportunity to make an appointment online. Please check back for more program locations/dates/times as we are always booking more events, including Flu Shot Clinics. 

It takes student input to make programs happen! Please utilize the Online Program Request Form so that we can fill up the calendar of events with awesome Health and Wellness Events all over the state! 


We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire’s Student Services is a partner in your successful college experience.

518-587-2100, ext. 2201