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Welcome to Student Wellness &
Health Promotion!

Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides services to support students' behavioral and emotional wellness, and helps students evaluate options for maintaining healthy lifestyles, through prevention, intervention, and education.

What can Student Wellness & Health Promotion do for you?

If you are a member of the UD FACULTY or STAFF, our office can provide:

If we cannot provide what you need, we will work with you to direct you to the appropriate service agencies in the surrounding community. Furthermore, a variety of educational resources materials are available at our office including videos, brochures, and more!

For more information, please contact us at 831-3457.

Are you concerned about a student?

Many faculty and staff pride themselves on knowing what’s going on with their students and often are the first to see warning signs and red flags concerning a student’s behavior and academic performance.  Our staff is here to support UD faculty and staff who may find themselves in the position of providing guidance, advice or support to students with challenging and/or difficult personal circumstances.

Below are links to more information on issues and concerns that your student may be facing and ways that you can offer support:

You can also review our Guidelines for student intervention and referral.

Do you need to make a referral to Student Wellness & Health Promotion?
Faculty and staff members can refer a student to our office for individual counseling, support, education, advisement, crisis management or consultation for any of the topics listed above.

To make a referral you can call our office (with or without the student present), walk them over, or print out a referral card below and provide the card and information to the student you are concerned about.

Take a moment to review our Guidelines for student intervention and referral.

Do you need a guest speaker?

Professionals from Student Wellness & Health Promotion, as well as trained student Peer Educators, can come into your classroom to deliver presentations to enhance your syllabus or to provide an educational experience for your students in the case of a planned faculty absence.

Professional Presentations:
If you are looking for a presentation that has an academic focus and professional feeling, consider requesting one of our Professional Presentations.  Created and delivered by professionals from Student Wellness & Health Promotion, these programs offer insight and detailed information on a variety of topics such as nutrition and fitness, intimate partner violence, substance abuse, gambling and more! 

To request a professional presentation, you can complete & submit our Program Request Form or call us at 831-3457. Topics we offer include, but are not limited to:

Interactive Peer Education Programs:
If you are looking for a fun, interactive, student-led program, consider requesting one of our Interactive Peer Education Programs. In this series of programs, student peer educators facilitate fun and interactive programming that is designed to be educational and engaging.  Students learn and interact differently when they are taught by their peers. Offer them a program led by fellow students, to whom they can relate, and watch the fun they have while learning!  Possible topics include sexually transmitted infections, holistic wellness, stress management, along with other fun and interactive educational experiences.

If we cannot provide what you need, we will be happy to work with you in order to direct you to the appropriate service agencies in the surrounding community.  Furthermore, a variety of educational resource materials is available at Student Wellness & Health Promotion, including videos, brochures and other interactive programming materials.

Are you looking for Outside-the-Classroom Activities?

Encourage your students to expand their knowledge by participating in educational opportunities outside of the classroom.

Student Wellness Events as Extra Credit:  Throughout the semester some of your students may ask for ways to earn extra credit.  Through attending and participating in Student Wellness & Health Promotion events, students gain an educational experience focused on student wellness directly applicable to their lives and possibly applicable to your subject matter.  Asking students to write a paragraph or provide a handout from the event can be a time-saving way for you to offer extra credit to interested students; and it allows students to further explore what they gained through experiential learning. See our list of upcoming Student Wellness & Health Promotion events at the bottom of this and every page on our website. Call our office if you wish to plan further in advance and would like to be provided with a longer range of planned events.

If you do not find what you are looking for, Student Wellness & Health Promotion staff are happy to collaborate with you in order to design opportunities for presentations in your class or outside-the-classroom learning that will meet the needs of your students and your curriculum.

Volunteer Opportunities for Students: There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities for students interested in helping other students and learning more about their own health and wellness.

Wellness Assessments: Students can schedule appointments for FREE screenings and health self-check-ups.  These face-to-face appointments will allow a student to speak with a counselor and receive feedback about the wellness issues most concerning to them, including alcohol and drug use, healthy sexuality, body image and disordered eating, stress or smoking cessation. Students can also participate in E-CHUG, an interactive, online alcohol assessment where they will receive personalized feedback about their drinking, in language students can relate to.

Support Groups for Students: Student Wellness & Health Promotion offers two support groups for students: Substance Abuse Support Group and Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group. These groups are designed to offer support and feedback for students dealing with these difficult issues. Students are encouraged to contact Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 302-831-3457 in order to talk with a counselor and see if participating in group is right for them.

Wellness-related Student Projects: If your student(s) choose to do a wellness-related project or presentation, encourage them to contact Student Wellness & Health Promotion.  Our staff members would be happy to schedule an appointment with a student in order to help him or her and to provide resources and support when possible.  Students can contact Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 831-3547 to schedule an information appointment.

Upcoming Events!

Thurs, Oct. 1st, 7:00pm
Recovery Yoga
Rm 160, Carpenter Sports Bldg.
We are pleased to offer "Recovery Yoga" for anyone engaged in a healing process. All are welcome & participants will not be asked to disclose information about their recovery, but examples include: sexual assault, eating disorders, drug and alcohol use, mental health struggles, veterans of war. Classes will be taught by trained instructors from Transformation Yoga. Sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community, Sexual Offense Support, and Student Wellness & Health Promotion.
Sun, Oct. 4th
Bus trip to Rally in DC
Bus will take the group from Newark to Washington, DC
The time has come to UNITE to Face Addiction and stand up for recovery. On October 4, 2015 a transformative event will take place in Washington, DC that will ignite and build a movement to address one of the most pressing health issues of our time. Please join the University of Delaware's Collegiate Recovery Community for a bus trip to this rally. Contact Jess at for more information.
Tues, Oct. 6th, 7:00pm
Wanna Smush? - How do you ask for sex?
Caesar Rodney Residence Hall Lounge
Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn more about verbal, and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or not-consent, and learn some new sexy ways to ask! Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
Sat, Oct. 10th
2nd Annual S.O.S. 5K: Glow for Hope Walk/Run
The Green - starts at Library Steps
Whether you are an avid racer, are looking for opportunities to exercise, or are passionate about ending sexual assault, intimate partner violence & stalking on campus, we hope you will join S.O.S. for our 2nd Annual 5K event! Registration is $20 in advance until 10/5, $25 to register at the event. T-shirts, & refreshments for all participants. Proceeds wil benefit S.O.S. REGISTER at! Questions? Call Student Wellness 831-3457.
Thurs, Oct. 15th, 6:00pm
Film: The Mask You Live In
Trabant MPRs
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Discussion with the members of UD's Men's Action Network will follow the screening.
Thurs, Nov. 5th, 7:00pm
Where do you stand? - Human Continuum
Redding Residence Hall Lounge
You will not sit during this program! It is designed to help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)

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