Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center


The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is committed to creating a positive, affirming, and holistic experience for our community. The 9 Dimensions of Wellness Program, our health and wellness model, was developed to create opportunities for students to stay holistically healthy, active, and illness-free throughout the academic year. Each dimension focuses on a competency that the Kelly ECC will strive to implement in hopes of helping our community achieve healthier mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.

PHYSICAL. Actively making healthy decisions regarding physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and more on a daily basis with insightfulness into personal needs and limitations.


EMOTIONAL. Successfully expressing, acknowledging, and managing an entire range of feelings. Knowing where to seek support and help regarding mental health, including but not limited to seeking counseling service.


INTELLECTUAL. Opening one’s minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction, and community betterment.


SPIRITUAL. Seeking to identify a core set of beliefs, which guide personal decision making and/or other faith-based endeavors. Recognizing the relationship between spirituality and identity in all individuals.


SOCIAL. Building healthy relationships based on respect, trust, and kindness. Maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.


ENVIRONMENTAL. Recognizing the limits to controlling one’s surroundings. Seeking to understand the role an individual plays in the environment, and how their environment affects them.


OCCUPATIONAL. Enjoying the pursuit of a career one believes to be fulfilling on a variety of levels while still maintaining life balance.


FINANCIAL. Being fully aware of one’s current financial state and knowing how to make financial decisions in their best interest. Setting long and short-term financial goals to achieve self-defined financial success.


CULTURAL. Awareness of one’s own cultural background, as well as the diversity and richness in that of others. Having an understanding, awareness and intrinsic respect for all aspects of diversity. Acknowledging and accepting the impact of diversity on sexual orientation, religion, gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, socioeconomics, and disabilities.

(Adapted from Ohio State University – Dimensions of Wellness)