2021-22 Student Handbook and Wellness Guide

Wellness Committee College Collaborative

The Wellness Committee College Collaborative (WCCC) is a group of faculty, staff, and students from across campus locations that are committed to wellness education and promotion. The WCCC meets each semester. If you would like to be a part of this collaborative, please contact Amy Laughter at alaughte@augustatech.edu. We are always looking for ways to expand our reach and involvement.

Wellness means living a healthy, balanced lifestyle that incorporates positive attitudes and productive behaviors related to the Nine Dimensions of Wellness: social, physical, intellectual, career, emotional, spiritual, financial, creative, and environmental aspects of the self.


To create a wellness culture that fosters optimal individual and community wellness that enhances learning and promotes success of Augusta Technical College students, staff, and faculty throughout all stages of their lives.


To create and live in a collaborative, seamless, dynamic, college community that models total wellness, celebrates diversity, promotes respect, and establishes life-long commitment to good health and well-being.


  1. Partnering: Collaborating with community agencies, college departments and off-site locations, faculty, staff, and students to share resources and develop more community connections.
  2. Diversity: Celebrating our spectrum of ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, body size, social economic status, abilities and disabilities.
  3. Balanced Lifestyle: Creating a proactive approach to living a balanced lifestyle that encompasses assessment, education, awareness, and assistance.
  4. Change: Adapting to emerging issues and knowledge through flexible and progressive approaches to wellness.
  5. Safe Environments: Fostering a sense of community while learning how to set responsible personal and group boundaries.
  6. Empowerment: Serving as positive role models, challenging unhealthy behavior, and supporting individual growth and development of a complete wellness lifestyle.


  1. Educate and promote continual learning by collaborating in the development of innovative and effective wellness systems that are research-based and can be delivered via the many venues of instruction and service throughout the Augusta Technical College community.
  2. Influence Augusta Technical College policy to support and enhance effective comprehensive wellness systems.
  3. Foster interdisciplinary research on the Nine Dimensions of Wellness to determine best practices in providing education and support to the need of the college community.
Dimensions of the Wellness Assessment