Ohio University

Wellness Champions

Are you a University employee interested in advocating for wellness within your workplace? Become a Wellness Champion with WellWorks and Virgin Pulse! 


Wellness Champions are Ohio University employees who wish to help their colleagues define, support and achieve wellness goals. We understand that wellness is a unique journey for each individual and every department on campus has different opportunities for wellness in the workplace. That's why we need advocates across all of our campuses!


A Wellness Champion is asked to attend monthly meetings (remote attendance options are available), host events, assist with wellness outreach efforts and connect colleagues to University resources. Each Wellness Champion's experience will differ based on the unique needs of the area(s) of campus they serve. The staff at WellWorks will provide continual support and resources as needed or appropriate throughout your service term (1 year renewable terms). Feedback from Wellness Champions helps to shape OHIO's wellness offerings.


This is a volunteer opportunity intended to enhance well-being in the workplace. A limited number of Wellness Champions will be accepted each year so as to ensure enough staff resources are available for each Champion. 


The Ohio University Wellness Champion program began in 2017 and has grown significantly in a few short years. This rapid growth and evolution of the program has shown us that our employees are in need of wellness advocacy in the workplace. To continue the momentum that has built up, we’re looking to grow our team!


Wellness Champions serve their departments or regional campuses as advocate for programming, resources and support that fit the unique micro-cultures across Ohio University. 


What does it mean to be a Champion? We’re looking for individuals who are excited to:

  • Attend at least 2 out of 4 monthly conference calls each semester and over the summer
  • Read through the WellWorks monthly Healthy OHIO Newsletter & Virgin Pulse Champions Newsletter to stay up-to-date
  • Successfully encourage 4 coworkers to try out Virgin Pulse this fall, and 4 in the spring
  • Promote biometric screenings 
  • Create a team for campus-wide walking challenges (i.e. two per year)
  • Organize one wellness event in your Department each academic year 

WellWorks will offer:

  • Support from WellWorks staff members
  • Access to our Virgin Pulse liaison 
  • A One Drive folder stocked with Champion resources
  • Monthly conference calls
  • Annual Strategic Planning support
  • Resources and materials as desired/requested

Become a Wellness Champion

Questions? E-mail Annie Laurie Cadmus at cadmus@ohio.edu.