Student Wellness Ambassador Team launches initiative to combat COVID-19

Wellness ambassadors communicating via Zoom

The Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT), a Health Promotion and Wellness sponsored student organization, has advocated for the health of Illinois State students for over 25 years. Typically, the group’s efforts promote healthy habits such as practicing safe alcohol use, living an active lifestyle, positive sexual health behaviors, and practicing mindfulness. But this school year, the team faces its biggest health promotion obstacle yet—the global pandemic.

Redbird legacy: Like father, like son

Father and son standing in front of sign

Illinois State freshman Jalen Love learned early on the value of going to college and pursuing a degree. His parents, Larry and Betty Love, were both first-generation college students who found a home at the University.