Student Wellness Program
The mission of the Student Wellness Program is to engage, educate and empower students with the goal to promote the overall wellness and personal effectiveness of the individual as well as the collective College community.
Engage... We engage students to explore the skills, attitudes, and resources necessary to both succeed in the college environment and better the communities in which they live.
Educate… We educate students on mental health issues, alcohol and other drug prevention, sexual misconduct awareness, as well as teach them about healthy lifestyle choices.
Empower… We empower students to enhance their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual wellness to reach their academic goals and assist them in making the most of their educational experience at Lackawanna College.
The Student Wellness Program (SWP)
The college experience can be one of the most challenging transitions in a young person’s life. The Lackawanna College Student Wellness Program is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles, positive choices, and total wellness for all students. Students can get support to overcome the demands of adjusting to the social, emotional, and educational demands of college.
Students can gain access to local resources in order to overcome a number of issues including relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, identity issues, stress management, substance abuse, and more.
All Student Wellness Program services are free and confidential for Lackawanna College students. Situations of a serious nature are referred out to community agencies or local hospitals with the support and assistance from the Student Wellness Program. Emergency and crisis consultation is also available.
Services are Free & Confidential
The Student Wellness Program offers support, assessment and referral services to all students at Lackawanna College.
A student is encouraged to make an appointment with the Student Wellness Program for issues such as:
- Making a smooth transition from high school to college
- Managing stress or dealing with anxiety
- Managing time effectively
- Anger management
- Social Pressures
- Feelings of loneliness or depression
- Roommate issues
- Family conflict or concerns
- Self-esteem /Identity
- Unhealthy relationships
- Eating disorders
- misuse of alcohol and other drugs
Counselor Advocate: Lackawanna College, in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center, will have a counselor advocate at the Scranton campus to provide free and confidential support, counseling, and advocacy services to students who have experienced sexual violence.
Our counselor advocate is on campus every Wednesday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in Seeley Hall, office 118.
Students may call the Women’s Resource Center hotline at (570) 346-4671 to make an appointment.
Emergency and Crisis Consultation Available
Student Wellness Program Offices Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
( except during college observed holidays )
Student Wellness Program Contacts
Tierny U. Cresswell
Student Wellness Program Coordinator
Angeli Hall Suite 105A
(570) 955-1478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha Pigga, Student Wellness Program Executive Director/
Title IX Coordinator
Angeli Hall Suite 102
Student Wellness Program Services are designed for addressing issues of adjustment to the college experience. Situations of a serious nature are referred out to community agencies or local hospitals with the support and assistance from the Student Wellness Program.
After hour crisis for resident students call Public Safety at (570) 961-7899 or (570) 241-2022
Lackawanna Environmental Educational Center
(570) 552-6000 or (570) 836-3118
Lake Region Campus
New Milford Campus