Health & Wellness
Emotional, Physical, Mental Health
We look at the health of our community ecosystem from the ground up. From campus safety to promoting respect and inclusion on campus, the Sterling College Wellness Team seeks to provide an environment where you can flourish.
The Director of Wellness Services will be working closely with the Dean of Student Life and Vermont’s Department of Health during campus preparations, to ensure we are compliant with guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control. During this pandemic, the Vermont Department of Health will be working closely with colleges throughout Vermont to conduct testing and contact tracing of COVID-19 if it becomes necessary.
Read through the Sterling campus COVID Safety Protocol:
For up-to-date information on Sterling’s COVID-19 response, please check our COVID Community Updates page:
Our Wellness Center is a fully stocked, self serve first aid site. During the 20/21 academic year, the Wellness Center will be accessible by appointment with the campus nurse. All LLPs will have a robust First-Aid kit that will be restocked each week in collaboration with the campus nurse.
Carol Maroni, registered nurse and Director of Wellness Services, will continue to be accessible throughout the week via tele-health appointments. She can assist students in scheduling to help set up medical and mental health appointments appointments with local health and wellness facilities. Carol is available to help you understand and access your health insurance coverage, in addition to providing for students’ minor medical needs.
The Wellness Services Team offers support to students around issues of stress, transition, general mental health, and crisis response. Students with acute mental health issues will be referred to a licensed psychologist or emergency services, if necessary.
Local Health and Wellness Resources
If a doctor’s examination or outside wellness resources are required, the Wellness Service Team 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.
We recognize that it can be difficult for students to get to appointments given our rural location; for these purposes we have a Wellness Vehicle on campus for student use. Use of the Wellness Vehicle will be limited to health and wellness purposes in order to insure maximum availability for all students. The Dean of Student Life maintains the reservation schedule and works with students to help provide transportation when they are not eligible to drive. To become eligible to drive the Wellness Vehicle, students must have at least 3 years of driving experience, and have no major violations on their Motor Vehicle Record.
Students will receive specific information about COVID protocols for the Wellness Vehicle when they arrive on campus.