Wellness Advocate Application

Application Deadline Extended!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Wellness Advocate! Wellness Advocates serve an important role on Western’s campus, and a limited number of positions are available each year. The application is your first opportunity to let us know why we should choose you to be a part of this program. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, June 12, 2023.

Learn More About the Program

Application Instructions

Applications will be evaluated on both the content and quality of your written responses and video submission. Please read all the instructions thoroughly before submitting your application:

  • Submit your Wellness Advocate application (6 short essay questions and a 2-3 min instructional video) by Monday, June 12, 2023.
  • Respond to the questions using clear, specific examples and experiences. Please limit your responses to 2 paragraphs maximum.
  • The video requirement is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to communicate ideas and information effectively. Fancy formatting and video production skills are not required.
  • The form cannot be saved and completed later, so it may be helpful to type your responses in a separate document and cut and paste them into the web form when you’re ready to submit. Please proofread your responses and make any needed edits before you submit.
  • You will receive a confirmation message when you have successfully submitted your form, and you will be contacted soon after the application deadline regarding next steps.


The Counseling and Wellness Center is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all programs and activities. Requests for accommodation or assistance should be directed to Disability Resources for Students: 360-650-3083, drs@wwu.edu

Additionally, any student may contact us via email at cwc@wwu.edu or call 360-650-3164 to discuss alternative format options for application submission. Any alternative materials must address each question in the standard application.

For more information, please visit our Wellness Advocate Program page.


Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

G.P.A. - please select the most accurate statement (note: having a lower G.P.A. does not disqualify someone from being eligible to participate):
How did you hear about the Wellness Advocate program?

Short Essay Questions

Please provide brief but complete responses (2 paragraphs max) to the following questions:

Instructional Video Assignment

In order to show us your ability to communicate ideas/information clearly and effectively, please create and submit a link to a brief instructional video (no more than 2-3 minutes long) describing and/or demonstrating something you have found helpful for your wellbeing as a college student, and how it has helped you.

  • Introduce yourself in the video with your full name as it appears on your application.
  • No fancy formatting is required and you are not expected to do any additional research in the preparation of your video.
  • Submit your video by providing a shareable link to the video file (e.g., a link to your video on YouTube, Vimeo, Microsoft Stream, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) in the Video Assignment Web Link field below.

Optional Demographic Information

The following information is optional to share and is used to assess our department's efforts regarding diversity and equity. You may skip any question you prefer not to answer.

Are you eligible for work study?