Joe Zichi, MA

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Job Title
Well-being Collective Lead
Pronouns he / him / his


  • Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, Michigan State University

Professional interests


Gallup StrengthsQuest Top Five – Restorative, Discipline, Intellection, Context, and Harmony

Approach to wellness

Wellness is not a one-size-fits-all practice. Wellness is informed by our multiple identities, the society in which we live, and interconnectedness to community, family, friends, and self. I support student wellness by meeting everyone where they are at in a non-judgmental, multipartial way. I strive to support student vitality by harnessing internal motivations and sharing resources through positive inquiry.

Personal interests

Leelanau County, MI is my restorative place. In addition to Northern Michigan, I love to travel (particularly by cruise ship)! I am a foodie and enjoy exploring all types of food and independent restaurants. Gym time helps with reflection and my mental & physical well-being. I’m an avid reader and podcast listener (mostly about travel and food). Most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my partner, Carl, and tending to every need of our two cats, Ginny & Nigel.