Day Zero 2020

Wellness Center 101

Reflections about Learning: after many planning meetings of the Center for Teaching and Learning Council, we felt greatly satisfied with the success of its second annual Day Zero. More than Seventy-five faculty, staff, and administrators attended this event.

On January 23rd, faculty and staff convened in the Savoy Building Multipurpose Room to participate in a day of collaboration and communication at the second annual Day Zero event. This year’s theme was “Reflections About Learning,” and Welcome Remarks from Provost Mangino underscored the importance of a forum like Day Zero for facilitating conversations about learning among faculty and staff. After an introduction to the day’s program from CTL Co-Director, Carlos Guevara, the first set of speakers offered helpful tips and tools to enhance learning. From creating a classroom community through icebreaker activities and cultural competencies to improving writing and research skills through the use of scaffolded activities and writing prompt exercises, Hostos colleagues shared some of their best practices and responded to questions from the audience.


Fabián Wander

Director of Student Health Services

Our emphasis is on accentuating and promoting positive lifestyle choices as a way of preventing illness and disease. The mission of Health and Wellness Services is to provide comprehensive health programs that emphasize wellness and cost-effective, readily accessible services tailored to the needs of the college community. Understanding and meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional health-related needs of students is a major focus of the office. The following lists just a few of the many services that ate available to students via the Health and Wellness units:

Student Health Services (A-334C)

Assists students with all health needs and Immunization Compliance

  • First Aid Emergency Treatment
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Pregnancy testing
  • State Mandated Vaccinations on Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)


Empowering Student Parents Program (D-101K and M)

Assists expectant and parenting Hostos students by providing the following services:

  • Connection to resources on and off campus
  • Advocacy with service providers
  • Educational workshops
  • Emergency resources

Wellness Office (D-101E)

Assists students with non-emergency health needs and Immunization Compliance

  • Immunization compliance questions and Issues
  • Student centered seminars/workshops
  • Information and education regarding non-emergency health and wellness issues
  • Free fitness classes

Domestic Violence Program (D-101D)

Assists students experiencing/exposed to issues with domestic violence

  • Connects students to assistance at Hostos and within their communities.
  • Provides educational information regarding domestic violence
  • Counsels students


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