Brown University students will soon have access to a new integrated health and wellness center providing physical, mental and emotional care.
The University has announced its plans to build a state-of-art comprehensive center which will have all the facilities under one roof, including Counseling and Psychological Services, Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS), BWell, the University’s health promotion program, and Health Services.
The center will house a residence hall for students who live healthily and can be presented as Brown’s health ambassadors. Initially, the hall will accommodate more than 150 students.
“Physical and emotional health and well-being are inextricably tied to each and every student’s ability to take full advantage of the academic opportunities at Brown,” President Christina Paxson said. “In that way, health and wellness is fundamentally essential to Brown’s mission, and a dedicated, state-of-the-art center reaffirms that importance.”
The donation to build the center majorly came from Barry Sternlicht and Mimi Reichert Sternlicht and the family of the late Duncan MacMillan.
“We are thrilled with Brown University’s thoughtful implementation of our family’s passion for individual health and wellness, which was instilled by our father, Duncan, and his father, John,” the MacMillan family members said.
“If students and graduates are balanced and healthy, they will thrive, succeed and meaningfully contribute to a better world. We, collectively as a family, are grateful to Brown for supporting our vision and are inspired by the University’s commitment and leadership to the whole student.”
The university has already started the process of selecting an architect to build the center at College Hill campus.