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 assistance, 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 Official 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.

Upcoming Programs

Did you know that the Student Health and Wellness Initiative does programs all across the State? Scroll below to see a comprehensive list of upcoming programs, or to request a program in your area! Anyone can request a program!

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. 

ProgramLocationAddressDateTimeLink To Register
Free Chair Massages Latham

21 British American Blvd Latham, NY 12110

September 7th 2pm-7pm N/A
Guest Speaker- Keeping it Cool Syracuse

6333 Rte. 298 East Syracuse, NY 13057

September 15th 11:30am-12:30pm N/A
Chair Massages and Paraffin Hand Wax Treatments Hartsdale 210 North Central Ave Hartsdale, NY 10530 September 22nd 10am-2pm N/A

Paralympian Speaker Sammi Tucker

As part of the Institute for Veteran and Military Families

 Syracuse University 

(exact details TBD)

 900 South Crouse Ave. Syracuse, NY 13244  October 12th TBD  N/A
The New Moon Holistic Expo Rochester

680 Westfall Road Rochester, NY 14620

October 20th and 21st Visit Website for More Details  N/A

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 State College’s Division of Student Affairs is a partner in your successful college experience.

518-587-2100, ext. 2201