Wellness Center

The Wellness Center offers comprehensive services and programming to promote student success and healthy lifestyle choices. Health Records, Accessibility Services, Counseling supports, and wellness programming are functionalities under the umbrella of the Wellness Center. In an effort to sustain healthy living, services and programming are offered year round. Students may also visit the Wellness Center for resources related to physical and emotional well-being, as well as be referred to community-based organizations who can assist them.

The Wellness Center is located on the main campus, room 111.
Phone: 716.827.2579
Fax: 716.825.0416
Email: WellnessCenter@trocaire.edu 

Student Health & Immunization Records

The Wellness Center has teamed up with CastleBranch, a secure, web-based platform for submission and management of student health and immunization records. As a Trocaire student, you will have access to CastleBranch’s document tracking system, which allows you to upload and manage all required health records.

Prior to registering for classes, students must upload all required health and immunization records to their personalized CastleBranch account. For directions on how to upload records, a comprehensive list of required immunization records, or to learn more about health record requirements, please click the “Health Records” link below.

For questions about your health records, please email WellnessCenter@trociare.edu or call 716.827.2579

To learn more, please visit our Health Records page.

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services is committed to ensuring full participation of students with disabilities and mental health impairments.  It is our goal to maintain an equitable learning environment by working with students to determine reasonable accommodations 

To learn more about services or to discuss your eligibility for reasonable accommodations, please contact WellnessCenter@trocaire.edu or call 716.827.2579 

To learn more, please visit our Accessibility Services page.

Counseling Services and Supports

Counseling Services provides short-term counseling to help students manage current stressors and identify more effective strategies to improve their ability to function socially and/or academically to achieve their goals. Students are able to schedule up to five counseling sessions per year, with additional support, referral information, and resources available as needed. Crisis appointments are available during office hours and will have priority.  

Visit the Counseling Services page for more information.

In the event of an emergency or for crisis support outside of office hours, or if our counselor is not available, please contact Crisis Services (24-hour Hotline) at 716.834.3131, or call 911.  

Catherine’s Cupboard

Catherine’s Cupboard is a free food and toiletry pantry on campus designed to serve Trocaire students and staff who experience food insecurity.  Catherine’s Cupboard is located in Rm. 349 on Trocaire’s Choate Avenue campus .

The pantry is named after Sisters of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley and provides non-perishable food items to students for immediate use or to take home for their families. Toiletries and personal supplies like toothbrushes, feminine hygiene items, diapers, and shampoo are also available. All are provided freely and discretely to any studentwho needs them. 

For assistance, please contact Sister Marie Andre Main, Coordinator of Catherine’s Cupboard at MainM@trocaire.edu or call 716.827.2514

To learn more or to complete an application, please visit Catherine’s Cupboard

Student Emergency Fund

Trocaire College’s Sister Sally Walz, RSM Student Emergency Fund was developed to support student success, retention, and completion by helping to address unforeseen financial situations that may hinder student achievement. The fund was renamed in 2017 in memory of Sister Sally Walz, RSM, a former Vice President for Academic Affairs and a member of the Board of Trustees. Sister Sally was greatly admired for her untiring commitment to Trocaire College and to our students, especially those in need.

All current students are eligible to apply for emergency funding should they experience an urgent financial need that creates hardship and a significant barrier to achieving their academic goals. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses but are reserved for situations and circumstances of urgent need where other avenues of recourse are not available. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a review committee, and if approved, allocation of funds (typically one time per student), are dispersed.

To learn more or to complete an application, please visit the Student Emergency Fund page. 

Wellness Programming

Wellness Programming is held throughout the year on various health and wellness related topics.  

In collaboration with Trocaire’s Human Resources Department, the Wellness Center co-chairs the Wellness Committee. This committee promotes health and wellness within the college community through education and initiatives that inspire and empower students, faculty, and staff to take responsibility for their own health. Meetings take place each month.  

For more information: WellnessCenter@trocaire.edu

Meet Our Staff

Kathleen Saunders
Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment/Interim Director of Wellness 
716.827.2445
saundersk@trocaire.edu 

Samantha Batchev
Health & Wellness Office Assistant
716.827.2489
batchevs@trocaire.edu

Sr. Marie Andre Main
Coordinator, Catherine’s Cupboard
716.827.2514
MainM@trocaire.edu