President Roelofs and members of the Orientation Team celebrated wellness in the Seabury Center. After an opening session in the Main Arena, students joined President and Mrs. Roelofs for their traditional run/walk through town.
Berea College’s First-year Residential Experience Supporting Health,” FRESH Start, is an integrative curricular and co-curricular initiative to assist first-year students in the pursuit of a healthy, well-balanced, and intentional lifestyle.
FRESH Start introduces students to a conception of holistic health, beyond just the physical, by offering an organized array of opportunities, both academic and co-curricular, to practice multiple dimensions of wellness. Data suggest that for Berea students, managing stress has been a persistent and widespread problem that can harm both their academic performance and their general health.
FRESH Start helps all first-year students learn to mitigate the stresses associated with the transition from high school to college and throughout the rest of their lives.