Health and Wellness

Scripps student relaxing in health and wellness room.

Commitment to Health and Wellness

Scripps College believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to promoting the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of its students. We believe that wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. All health and wellness programs are developed and implemented around the eight mutually interdependent dimensions of wellness:

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

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. The goal is to achieve a personalized approach to wellness that feels authentic.

Tiernan Field House Signature Programs

The Wellness Room

The Tiernan Field House provides a space focused on overall mental and emotional health with easy access to health and wellness supplies.

Fresh Check Day

The Field House hosts an annual Fresh Check Day, an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and get connected to available mental health resources.

Be Well Fridays

The Field House provides personal health and wellness assessments the last Friday of each month where students may evaluate 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.

Peer Health Educator (PHE)

Peer health educators support our students’ holistic wellness needs. Signature PHE-led programs include De-stress Thursday, Tasty Tuesday, Friday Tabling, and more.

JED Campus Program

Scripps College is a JED campus school. The JED Foundation 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

Health and Wellness Resources at Scripps College

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

Dean of Students Office and Student Affairs

The Dean of Students Office and Student Affairs encompasses all of co-curricular campus life. Through acts of compassion, wisdom, integrity, professionalism and respect, they work as a team to systematically create an educational and inclusive community that fosters the development of students as well-balanced leaders, scholars and engaged citizens.
Contact their office to learn more.

Sallie Tiernan Field House

The Sallie Tiernan Field House provides a student-centered approach to promote a broad variety of fitness, health, and wellness educational programs, workshops, and services to foster learning and a lifetime appreciation of being fit through a healthy lifestyle.
Contact their office to learn more.

Title IX

Title IX protects individuals from sex and gender discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Scripps seeks to maintain an environment in which individuals can live, learn, and work free from these forms of discrimination.
Contact their office to learn more.

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