NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Health and Wellness Hub is set for a grand opening at the end of the month that is the culmination of more than a year’s worth of collaboration among multiple departments and the university’s administration.
Scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 24, the event will celebrate the consolidation of six departments and services that used to work separately: Health Services, Counseling Services, Student Outreach and Support, the Lumberjack Food Pantry, Student Wellness and an on-campus contact for the Family Crisis Center of East Texas.
“The Health and Wellness Hub is the point on campus for students to get their health and wellness needs taken care of,” said Andrew J. Dies, assistant vice president of student affairs and dean of students. “As part of the Lumberjack Wellness Network, this project has been in the works for over a year, and we are so excited to be able to offer this integrated community health approach. We are confident in the positive contribution we are making to student success.”
The Hub is in the Tucker Building on the southeast corner of Raguet and East College streets. The soft launch of the facility was in August.
The upcoming event will include a ribbon cutting, appetizers and cake, tours of the facility, and comments from President-elect Dr. Steve Westbrook and Dies.
The Hub was launched based on the latest, nationally accepted best practices for improving students’ well-being. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more, visit sfasu.edu/thehub.