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Wellness Programming

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Recreation Activities

FIT at Simmons provides group fitness classes to Simmons students, faculty, and staff for free. Visit the link below for a schedule and description of classes being offered. For more information, contact Amanda Kasper at [email protected].

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Betsy’s Friends

The Betsy’s Friends Peer Education Program is named after Simmons Alumna, Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ McCandless, ’71, who in 1992, lost her life to domestic violence at the hands of her estranged ex-husband. News of her violent death rocked the Simmons community. Betsy’s classmates, along with a number of staff members, came together to create the Betsy McCandless Memorial Fund in her name and launched a number of University-wide initiatives to spread awareness and education around the issues of gender-based violence.

Betsy’s Friends is a peer support group on campus that works with students to promote healthy partnerships by providing 1 to 1 peer support and weekly educational meetings. 1 to 1 peer support is run by peer supporters who are trained undergraduate students that can discuss relationships, being a survivor, how to help a friend, navigating resources on campus, and more. The Betsy’s Friends office also has a free library, free menstrual products, and free safer sex supplies for anyone to pick up! A few examples of meeting topics are how to foster an ideal partnership, how to help a friend, consent, and more.

Follow Betsy’s Friends on Instagram: @simmons_vpeo

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Wellness Ambassadors

Wellness Ambassadors are a dynamic group of students who are passionate about an inclusive and comprehensive approach to wellbeing for the Simmons community, including undergraduate, graduate, residential, commuter, and online students.

Wellness Ambassador Hours

  • Rachel Freedman Monday 11am-1pm CLE Lounge Monday
  • Layla Glatman Monday 1pm-3pm CLE Lounge
  • Sarah Auletta Tuesday 11am-1pm CLE Lounge 
  • Jenna Squasoni Tuesday 3:30pm-5:30pm CLE Lounge
  • Jamie Lee Ser Huan Wednesday 1pm-3pm CLE Lounge 
  • Naleigha Evans Wednesday 2pm-3pm Meet @ CLE 
  • Bella Fletcher Thursday 1pm-3pm CLE Lounge 
  • Logan Gaston Thursday 4pm-6pm CLE Lounge