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-The Community Health Initiative (CHI) trains students as liaisons to the University Health Services (UHS) in undergraduate houses, freshman dorms, and other living centers at Harvard. Leverett House is especially important to CHI as it was the first House to support a CHI pilot program. CHI takes an upstream approach to students health, focusing on prevention rather than treatment. Your Leverett House CHI Representatives, Cathy Cheng ~R07 (cheng@fas; 4 years with CHI), Julia Rotow ~R07 (rotow@fas; 2 years with CHI), Eva Liggett (eliggett@fas; 2 years with CHI), Allie Rosene-Mirvis (rrosene@fas; 1 year with CHI) are experienced in promoting individual lifestyle choices and behaviors that prevent illness and lead to optimal health. Existing for the students, CHI Reps use proactive, holistic approaches which encompass the physical, social, and environmental dimensions of health. Leverett CHI Reps organize themed, House-wide study breaks to reduce stress among fellow Leverites, restock the House with complimentary contraceptives from UHS, and plan numerous campus-wide events including our annual Thrive event that draws hundreds of students each year. The CHI will continually evaluate and evolve with the needs and concerns of the students, as well as evaluate program success, but our roles include:+As your Wellness Tutors, we are here to help you feel great, live a balanced life, and address any wellness-related concerns and questions you may have. We work closely with UHS and Leverites from wellness-oriented student groups to bring you things like healthy study breaks, Leverett Yoga, meditation trainings, and various other wellness events throughout the year. Please scroll down the page for more information about Wellness events and resources at Leverett.
-# Peer health educator: CHI Reps provide health education information for the people in their living center through written Health Tips, workshops, or Bulletin Boards. In addition, CHI Reps support a healthier working/living environment for the individual and the community.+Most importantly, we are here for '''you'''. Please reach out to us anytime with any questions, concerns, suggestions, or just to chat. We look forward to helping you live well!
-# Resource Provider: Linking students and UHS, CHI Reps help students access the many resources available at Harvard as well as bring some of these resources into the houses/dorms. Some topics CHI Reps would be knowledgeable about include Harvard health insurance plans, what UHS services are available, what one can expect from and how to make the most of the clinical visit, and other appropriate sources of support (e.g. other peer programs, resources in the Boston area).+
-Because the CHI Reps are members of the house/dorm community which they serve, they can constantly be assessing the needs of their particular living center. This view from the inside will be extremely informative and effective, as CHI Reps can tailor their health education information to specific concerns. Also, students are often more willing to talk with a peer whom they know on a personal level and who is easily accessible than with unfamiliar professional from the outside. CHI Reps are an invaluable source of information for both their peers and UHS, helping students better utilize services at UHS and helping UHS better serve students. If you ever have any questions regarding CHI or ways to improve the well-being of students at Harvard, please feel free to contact your Leverett House CHI Reps!+Lev love and good health,
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 +''Your Wellness Tutors''
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 +{{#role:leverett house|tutor|health/wellness/uhs liason|comma}}
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 += Lev Wellness Resources =
 +'''Leverett Yoga:''' During the fall and spring semester, we offer weekly yoga classes in the Leverett Old Library. Class dates and times will be listed on the [http://leverett.harvard.edu/reservations/ Leverett Calendar] and advertised by e-mail and posters throughout the House. No prior yoga experience is required and all levels are welcome. If you have a yoga mat or towel, please bring it with you!
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 +'''Lev Gym:''' Our in-house gym is ID card accessible and open 24/7. The gym is located on the ground floor of G-Tower. For more information, please see [http://leverett.harvard.edu/wiki/Activity_Rooms#Fitness_Center Fitness Center].
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 +'''Meditation Workshops:''' During the fall and spring semester, we typically offer meditation workshops either individually or as a multi-week session. Dates and times will be listed on the [http://leverett.harvard.edu/reservations/ Leverett Calendar] and advertised by e-mail and posters throughout the House. Stay tuned!
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 +'''Meditation Room:''' The Leverett Meditation Room is located in the Library/Building Manager's Building, just up the stairs (across from the Building Manager's office). The Meditation Room is open 24/7 and is a calm, electronics-free space for meditation, yoga, or simple quiet reflection.
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 +'''Free Condoms:''' The Lev free condom distribution box is located in the Library/Building Manager's Building, just down the stairs from the front door (on your left). The box is stocked once or twice a month during the academic year. Please help yourself to as many condoms as you need, but be courteous and leave some for others to enjoy as well!
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 +'''Wellness Study Breaks:''' Your Wellness Tutors organize a number of Wellness study breaks throughout the year, including chair massage study breaks during every reading period. Study breaks will be listed on the [http://leverett.harvard.edu/reservations/ Leverett Calendar] and advertised by e-mail and posters throughout the House. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for study break themes!
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 += College-Wide Wellness Resources =
 +* [http://huhs.harvard.edu/HealthServices/CounselingAndMentalHealthServices.aspx Student Mental Health Services] 617-495-2042
 +* [http://bsc.harvard.edu Bureau of Study Counsel] 617-495-2581
 +* [http://cw.uhs.harvard.edu Wellness Center] 617-495-9629
 +* [http://aods.harvard.edu Alcohol and Other Drug Services] 617-495-0133
 +* [http://osapr.harvard.edu Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response] 617-495-9100
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 += Peer Resources =
 +'''Student Organizations'''
 +* [http://harvarddapa.org Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors]
 +* [http://www.harvardhealthpals.org HealthPALs]
 +* [http://www.harvardsmhl.org Student Mental Health Liaisons]
 +* [http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~caare/ Consent, Assault Awareness & Relationship Educators]
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 +'''[http://static.fas.harvard.edu/registrar/ugrad_handbook/current/chapter8/peer.html Peer Counseling]'''
 +* [http://www.digitas.harvard.edu/~contact/ Contact] Sex, gender and sexuality. 617-495-8111
 +* [http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~echo/ ECHO] Body image and eating concerns.617-495-8200
 +* [http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pcc/ PCC] Contraception and pregnancy. 617-495-7561
 +* [http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/room13/ Response] Relationships and sexual assault. 617-495-9600
 +* [http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/room13/ Room 13] General topics. 617-495-4969

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Welcome to Wellness at Leverett!

As your Wellness Tutors, we are here to help you feel great, live a balanced life, and address any wellness-related concerns and questions you may have. We work closely with UHS and Leverites from wellness-oriented student groups to bring you things like healthy study breaks, Leverett Yoga, meditation trainings, and various other wellness events throughout the year. Please scroll down the page for more information about Wellness events and resources at Leverett.

Most importantly, we are here for you. Please reach out to us anytime with any questions, concerns, suggestions, or just to chat. We look forward to helping you live well!

Lev love and good health,

Your Wellness Tutors


Lev Wellness Resources

Leverett Yoga: During the fall and spring semester, we offer weekly yoga classes in the Leverett Old Library. Class dates and times will be listed on the Leverett Calendar and advertised by e-mail and posters throughout the House. No prior yoga experience is required and all levels are welcome. If you have a yoga mat or towel, please bring it with you!

Lev Gym: Our in-house gym is ID card accessible and open 24/7. The gym is located on the ground floor of G-Tower. For more information, please see Fitness Center.

Meditation Workshops: During the fall and spring semester, we typically offer meditation workshops either individually or as a multi-week session. Dates and times will be listed on the Leverett Calendar and advertised by e-mail and posters throughout the House. Stay tuned!

Meditation Room: The Leverett Meditation Room is located in the Library/Building Manager's Building, just up the stairs (across from the Building Manager's office). The Meditation Room is open 24/7 and is a calm, electronics-free space for meditation, yoga, or simple quiet reflection.

Free Condoms: The Lev free condom distribution box is located in the Library/Building Manager's Building, just down the stairs from the front door (on your left). The box is stocked once or twice a month during the academic year. Please help yourself to as many condoms as you need, but be courteous and leave some for others to enjoy as well!

Wellness Study Breaks: Your Wellness Tutors organize a number of Wellness study breaks throughout the year, including chair massage study breaks during every reading period. Study breaks will be listed on the Leverett Calendar and advertised by e-mail and posters throughout the House. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for study break themes!


College-Wide Wellness Resources


Peer Resources

Student Organizations

Peer Counseling

  • Contact Sex, gender and sexuality. 617-495-8111
  • ECHO Body image and eating concerns.617-495-8200
  • PCC Contraception and pregnancy. 617-495-7561
  • Response Relationships and sexual assault. 617-495-9600
  • Room 13 General topics. 617-495-4969