Health & Wellness

Our Director of Wellness Services, Allison Van Akkeren, works hard to ensure a safe, welcoming, and vibrant community by providing services that assist students in identifying, clarifying, and achieving their personal, wellness, and educational goals.
Our Wellness Center is a fully stocked, self serve first aid site that is open 24/7. Allison is available to meet with students on by appointment or during office hours to help set up medical and mental health appointments, sign out the wellness vehicle and to understand and access your health insurance coverage, in addition to providing for students’ minor medical needs.

The Director of Wellness Services develop programs that improve the quality of life and learning in our community. Wellness programming promotes and sustains diversity of culture, history, and lifestyle, fosters respect for the campus environment and ecological systems, and facilitates a productive and transformative exchange of ideas.

In collaboration with the Dean of Student Life, the Wellness Services Team offers support to students around issues of stress, transition, general mental health, and crisis response. Acute mental health issues are referred to a licensed psychologist or emergency services, if necessary.

If a doctor’s examination is required, the Wellness Center staff will assist with appointments and transportation. Excellent facilities are available in Hardwick, 10 miles from campus, and at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, 20 miles away.

Students with chronic or long-term illness are encouraged to maintain the care of their home practitioner or to establish themselves with a doctor in the community.

Athletics at Sterling

Ski Team At Sterling College, athletics are about connecting students with the world–as an individual, a team, and as part of a supportive community.  You can learn more about our Coaches, Teams and events by visiting our Athletics Page.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is just a hop, skip or ski down the road and is an incredible resource for all Sterling students whether you want to participate on an athletics team or not.  Learn more about the COC, check out the perks you’ll receive as a Sterling student and view their calendar of events.

Interested in being on a team?  Interested in participating in a sport that isn’t currently happening here?

Adrian Owens, Director of Athletics, wants to know!  Contact him!

OUR SURROUNDINGS

Craftsbury Common is located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom which is a stunningly beautiful rural place. We have all the fresh dairy, meat, and vegetables we can eat. We have wonderful people, music, libraries and culture to enjoy – not to mention epic  recreational activities – but there are some things we don’t have in our immediate vicinity. Do not fret! Everything you need can be obtained in a hop, skip or a jump.

Vermont is a pretty special place and if you haven’t been here before, you’re about to find out why. A dynamic combination of old fashioned values and progressive thinking results in down-to-earth people who are working hard and making the world a better place.

Opportunities for outdoor adventure in Vermont are boundless! Skiing, hiking, paddling, biking, climbing, camping and more can be found in every nook and cranny of the state. Here are a few more reasons to be thrilled that you’re on your way into the Green Mountains!

Sterling College is located in a part of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom. The Kingdom is the most rugged, rural, and beautiful part of the Green Mountain State. We can’t wait to welcome you here!

The Town of Craftsbury website has lots of helpful information and listings for local businesses. Here are some of our favorites spots in and around town:

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There’s quite a lot that we left off this list so, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask! 

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