Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center


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

PHYSICAL. A person’s ability to actively make healthy decisions on a daily basis enabling insightfulness in personal needs and limitations.


EMOTIONAL. A person’s ability to successfully express, acknowledge, and manage an entire range of feelings. They know where to seek support and help regarding their mental health, not limited to seeking counseling service.


INTELLECTUAL. A person’s ability to open their minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction, and community betterment.


SPIRITUAL. A person’s ability to identify a core set of beliefs, which guide their decision making and/or other faith-based endeavors. They recognize the relationship between spirituality and identity in all individuals.


SOCIAL. A person’s ability to build healthy relationships based on interdependence, trust, and respect. They maintain positive interpersonal relationships.


ENVIRONMENTAL. A person’s ability to recognize the limits to controlling their surroundings. They seek to understand the role an individual plays in the environment.


OCCUPATIONAL. A person’s ability to enjoy the pursuit of a career they believe to be fulfilling on a variety of levels while still maintaining life balance.


FINANCIAL. A person’s ability to be fully aware of their current financial state. They set long and short-term financial goals to achieve self-defined financial success.


CULTURAL. A person’s ability to be aware of their own cultural background, as well as the diversity and richness in that of others. They have an understanding, awareness and intrinsic respect for all aspects of diversity. They acknowledge and accept 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)