Every adult on campus here is dedicated to helping you thrive at Exeter, including teachers, coaches, deans, advisers, club leaders, counselors, the director of wellbeing and medical staff. They all play a role in ensuring a supportive network for anything that comes up – whether it’s academic, social, emotional or health-related.
Peer support groups are always available to talk and mentor. Student Listeners and dorm proctors, the two largest of these student organizations, receive training from Exeter’s professional counseling staff, including how to provide the right support and when to seek adult intervention.
Central to our community is our holistic approach to adolescent development and focus on students’ well-being and success."Gordon Coole, dean of student health and wellness
Healthy Development and Growth
We promote healthy development in all aspects of our students’ lives. This includes everything from personal decision-making to mental health and social pressures. Our expansive adolescent development programs address relationships, identity, stress, sleep, nutrition, sexuality and more. It’s common for students to want help with time management and academics success – our Academic Support Center and Writing Center are both easily available during the day and evening. Students looking for physical exercise, nutrition guidance or help with sports and fitness can easily access our new fitness center, and seek assistance from strength and conditioning specialists or our nutritional consultant.
We review the support needs of our students continuously through observations, conversations, surveys and research (including the nationally-recognized Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Prevention Innovations Research Center). Based on our findings, we adapt to make sure that Exonians continue to get the best support available.