Health and Wellness


Students outside the Field House.

Scripps College’s Commitment to Health and Wellness

Scripps College believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to promoting the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of its students. All health and wellness programs are developed and implemented around the eight dimensions of wellness:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Financial
  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual

Scripps strives to create a campus community that focuses on campuswide prevention and intervention strategies for its students. By utilizing evidence-based models, Scripps is actively working to create an environment where students may learn and grow both academically and emotionally so that they may thrive. Learn more about what Scripps has to offer.

Sallie Tiernan Field House

The Sallie Tiernan Field House is a state-of-the-art, 24,000-square-foot facility that features a 25-meter swimming pool, which is heated year-round, an aerobics studio, strength training room, cardio room, and Alumnae Field for use by students, faculty, and staff. The Field House also offers group classes, including Pilates, Zumba, Cardio-Kickboxing, and more!

The student-centered staff promotes a broad variety of fitness, health, and wellness educational activities to meet the needs of the diverse population of the Scripps community.

Discover some of the Field House’s signature programs:

Fresh Check Day

The Field House hosts an annual Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways.

Health and Wellness Fair

Throughout the academic year, the Field House offers students an opportunity to learn about health and wellness resources on campus by offering a Health and Wellness Fair. Students are able to enjoy therapy dogs, take a ride on a smoothie bike, and learn about healthy nutrition, make body positivity buttons, and more!

Be Well Fridays

The Field House provides personal health and wellness assessments the last Friday of each month where students may assess their levels of emotional wellness, analyze their personal behaviors, and more. In addition, the Field House provides therapy dogs so students may de-stress, socialize with friends, and pet some cute dogs.

Scripps College is a JED Campus School 

JED Campus LogoThe JED Foundation (JED) is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addressing young adult mental health. JED works to prevent suicide at schools throughout the country by working with campus leaders and professionals to create campuswide prevention and intervention strategies and advises on best-practice mental health policies, programming, and services. To learn more, visit jedcampus.org

Health and Wellness Resources

Scripps and The Claremont Colleges provide several resources to the campus community in their continued effort to promote health and wellness among students, faculty, and staff.

Scripps College Campus:

 The Claremont Colleges: