Student Wellness Program

Mission Statement: The mission of the Student Wellness Program is to engage, educate and empower students with the goal to promote the overall wellness and personal effectiveness of the individual as well as the collective College community.

Engage... We engage students to explore the skills, attitudes, and resources necessary to both succeed in the college environment and better the communities in which they live.


Educate… We educate students on mental health issues, alcohol and other drug prevention, sexual misconduct awareness, as well as teach them about healthy lifestyle choices.


Empower… We empower students to enhance their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual wellness to reach their academic goals and assist them in making the most of their educational experience at Lackawanna College.


 The college experience can be one of the most challenging transitions in a young person’s life. The Lackawanna College Student Wellness Program is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles, positive choices, and total wellness for all students. Students can get support to overcome the demands of adjusting to the social, emotional, and educational demands of college.


Students can gain access to local resources in order to overcome a number of issues including relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, identity issues, stress management, substance abuse, and more.

All Student Wellness Program services are free and confidential for Lackawanna College students. Situations of a serious nature are referred out to community agencies or local hospitals with the support and assistance from the Student Wellness Program. Emergency and crisis consultation is also available.

Services are Free & Confidential      

The Student Wellness Program offers support, assessment and referral services to all students at Lackawanna College. 
A student is encouraged to make an appointment with the Student Wellness Program for issues such as:
  • Making a smooth transition from high school to college
  • Homesickness
  • Diversity                                                                                                    
  • Managing stress or dealing with anxiety
  • Managing time effectively
  • Anger management
  • Social Pressures
  • Feelings of loneliness or depression
  • Roommate issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Family conflict or concerns
  • Self-esteem /Identity
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Misuse of alcohol and other drugs



Student Wellness Program - Scranton Campus - Offices Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
( except during college observed holidays )
 SWP Contacts:
Jeanie Coles
Student Wellness Program Director 
Angeli Hall Suite 102  
(570) 955-1478 or (570)904-9824
Alexis Karayanis
Student Wellness Program Coordinator 
Angeli Hall Suite 103
(570) 955-1466 or (272) 800-8159
Student Wellness Program Services are designed for addressing issues of adjustment to the college experience. Situations of a serious nature are referred out to community agencies or local hospitals with the support and assistance from the Student Wellness Program.  
Scranton Campus
(570) 348-6100 
 *After hour crisis for resident students call Public Safety at (570) 961-7899 or (570) 241-2022*
Hazleton Campus
(570) 552-6000  or (570) 836-3118  
Lake Region Campus
New Milford Campus
(570) 348-6100 
Sunbury Campus
Towanda Campus
(570)265-1760/ 1(800)588-1828


We are happy to announce our Therapy Assistance Online Program, TAO, free for all Lackawanna College Students. Please sign up using your Falcon's email! Click here to sign up.


Our very own online health and wellness publication for LC students covering research-based info on managing stress, sleeping well, academic life, eating healthy, working out, mindfulness, sexual assault, maintaining relationships, and so much more. Click here to visit the site! 


Introducing the Student Wellness Self-Care Corner! Come check it out if you need to de-stress, relax, care for your needs or if you're just close by! We have a corner in both Jeanie's and Lexi's office (Angeli 102 and 103 respectively). The best part? Everything is FREE!

Our inventory consists of: 

  • Journals
  • Coloring books/art supplies
  • Fidget toys
  • Reproductive health items
  • Self-help books 
  • Aroma therapy 
  • Affirmation cards
  • Skin care products
  • Snacks 
  • More!



Student Wellness Program Referral Procedure

Student Wellness begins with all of us as a community looking out for our students. Please note that a SWP referral can be submitted by ANYONE in the campus community for a student in need of help and extra support through Starfish. This is the first step towards getting the student the support and assistance needed to help them succeed at Lackawanna College.

SWP provides free and confidential assessment, support, and referral services to all students at Lackawanna College.

As a referral source please note that SWP may not be able to communicate with you regarding the outcome of the assessment due to confidentiality.

Students who have been referred for SWP services will be contacted by the SWP within 3 days of the received referral to schedule an appointment. If there is immediacy for the student to be seen sooner please seek out the SWP staff in person or by phone. The SWP will initiate a crisis consultation in accordance with Lackawanna College’s Mental Health Emergency Policy.

Within a supportive atmosphere, the SWP appointment will begin the process of assessing the student’s concerns, issues, and current needs that may be interfering with his/her emotional well-being, personal life, interpersonal relationships, academic success etc.

Recommendations for continued SWP appointments, and/or referrals to community-based resources may result from the SWP assessment process.


Public Safety should be contacted immediately if safety issues are present including a student threatening to harm him or herself or another.

(570) 961-7899 or (570) 241-2022



We strive to protect your privacy and hold your information in confidence.

The Student Wellness Program is in accord with the Federal confidentiality rules (42 CFR Part 2), State confidentiality rules (MH Procedures Act of 1976), as amended by Pennsylvania Law. This means that any information disclosed during a student's contact with the Student Wellness Program will be kept strictly confidential. A student’s written permission is required before any information about a student’s contact is released to anyone outside the Student Wellness Program. Confidentiality means that your contact with this office does not go on your academic record and that personal information will not be disclosed to any other office or individual unless you have signed a written release for this to occur.

There are, however, some exceptions to confidentiality. The following are the situations when the Student Wellness Program  would be required to release information:

  • If a minor child or elderly person is at risk of being abused or neglected, the Student Wellness Program  would be required to report that information to the appropriate agency to assure the safety of the child.
  • If a student presents an imminent risk of serious injury to him/herself. In this case, the Student Wellness Program  would take action to assure the student’s safety, releasing only the information needed to do this.
  • If a student threatens serious harm to another person. Again, the Student Wellness Program would have to take action to protect the other person, releasing only the information necessary to assure the person’s safety.
  • If information is subpoenaed through a court order.

While these types of events are extremely rare, you should know that these possibilities exist. All materials are handled confidentially and no materials with identifying information will leave the Student Wellness Program without obtaining a specific release to do so.

Our overall goal is to create a place where you will feel safe to talk about personal concerns and to help make your college experience positive. All services are of no cost to any Lackawanna College student. On the Student Wellness Program portal page, you will find numerous websites to assist you with information. Please contact a Student Wellness Program staff for more information or assistance.

If you have any questions about confidentiality, please call the Student Wellness Program at (570) 955-1466 or (570) 955-1478.

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