Wellness Services provides health education, health promotion, and increased access to health care. With exciting new features and links to many companies and institutions, the new and improved Marygrove College heatlh and wellness page is sure to be a hit. With the addition of these new features, Individual counseling is also available to those who have concerns about health and wellness issues. Health-related books, periodicals, videotapes and pamphlets are also available. The Director of Wellness Services maintains a list of health care providers offering free or sliding scale services. Additionally, workshops are presented throughout the year on various issues including reproductive health, AIDS, substance abuse, nutrition, and exercise. PARTICIPATION IN WELLNESS ACTIVITIES IS COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY.

Student Health
Services Marygrove College places the well being of its students as priority, always. With this in mind, the College wants to ensure that each of its students has, or has access to, necessary medical coverage. Marygrove College’s policy regarding student health insurance is that all residential students (those living in Florent Gillet Residence Hall) and international students must carry health insurance coverage. Commuter undergraduate and graduate students are highly encouraged to have adequate health insurance coverage and may purchase the plan voluntarily.

In cooperation with Specialty Risk Group International, Inc., we are pleased to make available a student health insurance plan designed specifically for Marygrove College students. Specialty Risk Group is a leading broker in student accident and sickness plans, providing coverage at a cost you can afford. The plan is underwritten by Combined Insurance Company of America and will provide coverage for a full 12 months when purchased in the fall.

All residential students taking three (3) or more credits will automatically be enrolled in the plan unless they sign a WAIVER FORM containing proof of comparable coverage by the published deadline. Waiver Forms are to be submitted to the College’s Department of Athletics, Wellness & Recreation (MC 040) or to the Office of the Director of Residence Life, FG 101. The fee for purchasing the insurance can be applied to the student’s account or the student can pay the insurance company directly.

Some benefits of the plan offered by the College and Specialty Risk Group include 80/20 deductibles, coverage of pre-existing conditions (read the policy plan for details), a PPOM Network (, and options for prescription discounts. The plan’s handbook is online at

For more information on the plan available to Marygrove College students, please contact Specialty Risk Group International at 877.581.2672 or contact Marygrove’s Department of Athletics, Wellness and Recreation at 313.927.1391.

Wellness Link of the Week
The Wellness Link of the Week is one of many changes to the Health and Wellness page at Marygrove College. This link will change frequently with the hopes of sparking interest from our Marygrove community. There will be a wealth of information that comes with every link. If you have any questions or would like to suggest a site, contact Tim Johnston, Wellness Coordinator at 313.927.1419 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For Your Health: Cool Site of the Month

The For Your Health "Cool Site of the Month" is a new addition to the Marygrove College Health and Wellness page. Every month the link will change to provide our community with the latest and greatest information on living healthy. This is one more step to becoming the new you! Our first site is brought to you by the people at is an innovative and interactive way for any community to get fit and feel great, all the while acheiving together. All you have to do is click! From there, you will be asked to sign-up for an account (do not worry there is no harm in it). Once you create an account you will be in full control and have an all-access pass to sparkpeople. From there, you can invite friends and have them join your fitness team, or you may join existing teams. After you create your free account you will be able to create a nutrition and fitness plan that is right for you and your team. Do not delay, JOIN TODAY!

Heathy Living: Recipe of the Month
>> Rainbow Pizza

This healthy living recipe of the month is brought to you by Follow the link above to access ingredients and instructions. You can find more recipes by contacting the Wellness Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by navigating

>> Student Self Care Guide

Helfpul Links
This healthy living recipe of the month is brought to you by Follow the link above to access ingredients and instructions. You can find more recipes by contacting the Wellness Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by navigating

>> Student Self Care Guide

>> Health Alliance Plan (HAP) Healthy Living Guide




>> Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Healthy Information Library



Confidential counseling is available to all Marygrove students who might need to talk to someone about a problem they might be having or any of the following issues:

  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Constant stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Painful childhood memories
  • Spiritual and emotional maturity
  • Lack of life direction and purpose
Frequently counseling can assist a person in maintaining their academic goals. It is also a time to vent, problem solve, become more self-aware and increase one’s level of emotional maturity. Contact Dr. Carolyn A. Roberts at 313.927.1474 to schedule an appointment. Day and evening appointments are available. Her office is located in the Student Center Building, room SC103.

The purposes of the student development workshops are to enhance the student's personal, academic, and professional life. A variety of issues that impact the life of a student are presented and discussed. Study Skills, Test Anxiety, Time Management, Master Student, Overcoming Procrastination and Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence are a few of the topics presented. The attendee also has an opportunity to participate, suggest future topics and receive timely and helpful handouts. Additionally, students can receive a mini-version of a workshop if they are not able to attend the posted workshops, simply call 313.927.1474 to schedule a meeting. All workshops are presented by Dr. Carolyn A. Roberts in room 115, Student Center Building.

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that assists students in developing and strengthening the academic skills that are essential to success at Marygrove. Student Support Services offers comprehensive academic support programs including private tutoring, small group tutoring, supplemental instruction and subject area workshops, as well as a variety of referral services. Enrollment is open to Marygrove students who are low-income, first-generation college students, or students with disabilities who have experienced academic and/or economic setbacks.

Student Support Services
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Phone: 313.927.1423

The department serves students from a diverse background residing in Metropolitan Detroit and beyond. The mission of the department is to assist in the intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual growth and development of the adult learner in pursuit of a formal education at Marygrove College. The department endeavors to continually focus on reaching and growing in excellence. The learning environment of the Women’s Leadership Institute, student development workshops, classroom teaching, and counseling provides a professional and personalized setting that is created with the unique needs of each student served in mind.

Women's Leadership Institute
The Women’s Leadership Institute at Marygrove College consists of a series of curricular and co-curricular activities designed to build twenty-first century leadership skills in women. Completion of the Institute culminates in a Leadership Certificate. To be considered for one of the 15 openings each year, the participant must be recommended to the Institute by a faculty or staff member as one who has displayed leadership potential and who could benefit from the development of their leadership skills. At that point, the student is contacted by the director of the Institute and begins the selection process.

From September through April, on campus, biweekly seminar experiences include:

  • Defining leadership
  • Essence and skills of leadership
  • Self-presentation skills
  • Dressing for success
  • Intra and interpersonal skills
  • Spiritual aspects of leadership
  • Working with emotional intelligence
  • Dining etiquette
  • Presentations by mentors on various aspects of leadership

In addition to the seminars noted above, each student is be paired with a female leader in the community. Together, the student and mentor outline a series of career related experiences that will benefit the student. To the degree feasible we would like the student to understand a typical day in a leader’s professional life. The day might include a business lunch, observation of a meeting, an evening at the theater, a day of job shadowing, completion of a project and/or other educational experiences for the student that the mentor would like to provide. The mentors are asked to have contact with the mentee at least once a month between October and April.

These free services are available to day and evening students.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact:
Dr. Carolyn A. Roberts Director, Counseling, Student Development, and The Women’s Leadership Institute
Student Center, Rm 232

Phone: 313.927.1474
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Student Ambassador Program
Marygrove Student Ambassadors are recruited and selected by the admission's department in collaboration with the Student Affairs department. Ambassadors are comprised of students who have proven themselves scholastically, exhibited leadership and strong communication skills, and who will represent the College well in the community. Marygrove Ambassadors will serve at a variety of educational, cultural, and recruitment activities both on campus and in the metropolitan Detroit area. These students are recommended by the faculty, administration and staff at the College and are selected by the Marygrove Ambassadors Selection Committee

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