Elevate U section in a campus store
Press Release

Follett Higher Education Brings Wellness Collection to College Campuses

January 09, 2024

“Elevate U” collection features products that promote self-care and mindfulness for students.

WESTCHESTER, ILL., January 9, 2024Follett Higher Education, North America’s largest campus retailer, recently announced the launch of its new “Elevate U” collection offering a range of products from premier brands including Vital Proteins®, Little Words Project®, Aura Cacia®, Natural Vitality®, and Dr. Teal’s®. As college students ring in the New Year and prepare for spring semester, prioritizing self-care to manage stress and anxiety is increasingly important. Elevate U aims to make it easier for students access products that help support their wellbeing.

“At Follett Higher Education, we are dedicated to championing students throughout their academic journey. Mental health and wellness can have a significant impact on student retention and outcomes, and it’s important to make sure students have access to the tools necessary to build a foundation for academic success,” said Emmanuel Kolady, CEO at Follett Higher Education. “Through collaboration with our campus store customers and university partners, we’ve curated the Elevate U collection with select products that are designed to help support students’ health and wellness needs, and we will continue to seek additional ways to bring new products to campus stores that are aligned with what’s most important to students.”

Follett Higher Education Chief Merchandising Officer Jeremy Bare added, “We are committed to supporting student success – and that extends beyond providing course materials and books – we can also offer a whole range of products that help students address their mental and emotional needs during the school year. We have carefully selected products from partners that are knowledgeable about stress relief and mental and physical wellness to create Elevate U, and believe this collection will be a valuable addition to many campus stores around the country.”

Designed to help support students as they create lasting self-care routines in the New Year, Elevate U product offerings include:

  • Wellness cards, journals, and books including Wreck this Journal and Atomic Habits to support healthy habits and positive mindsets.
  • The Good Patch’s plant-focused wellness patches for an easy addition to students’ existing daily wellness routine.
  • Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for healthier skin and joints.
  • Wearable affirmations from Little Words Project to remind wearers of their self-worth.
  • Aura Cacia essential oil blends and a range of products from The Container Store, including humidifiers and diffusers, that encourage positive physical health and wellbeing.
  • A variety of Dr. Teal’s bath and body products to promote relaxation and self-care.
  • Natural Vitality CALM vegan gummies to alleviate stress and encourage a more balanced mood.

Reducing stress and promoting self-care and wellness on Follett campuses is a leading company priority. In addition to launching the new Elevate U collection, Follett Higher Education has also joined forces with The Jed Foundation (JED) to bolster access to mental health resources and ensure students have the emotional, social, and physical support necessary to excel in higher education. Learn more about Follett’s partnership with JED here.

To learn more about Follett and the products offered through the Elevate U partnerships, visit https://follett.com/campus-solutions/food-convenience/

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Follett Higher Education is a leading educational service provider and omnichannel retailer providing students, faculty and staff, parents, and fans the course materials, learning tools and retail services needed to successfully support the academic, athletic, and collegiate journey. Follett Higher Education supports over 6 million students through its 1,000+ physical and online collegiate retail stores across North America.