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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.

Our mission:

Student Wellness & Health Promotion is committed to the educational mission of the University which fosters a robust environment in which all people are welcome and feel welcome. 

Student Wellness & Health Promotion cultivates a healthy and safe community that inspires students to succeed as leaders, role models, advocates and good citizens.

Student Wellness & Health Promotion engages all members of the University community in health promotion and prevention strategies that empower students to develop skills & competencies which support healthy choices and academic success as a foundation for life-long development.

To learn more about our volunteer groups or programs, click on the appropriate icon below.

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Looking for Us?

Student Wellness & Health Promotion is in the white house just before Morris Library if you are heading north on South College Ave/Rt. 896, and behind the brick wall; or just past the library on the left if you are heading south on South College. If you are coming from the green with Morris Library on your right, Robinson Hall straight ahead, and New Castle/Cannon Residence Halls diagonally on the left, our building is across the parking lot to the right behind the trees. Need a map?


If you have questions about our content topics, services or student groups, send e-mail to This email address is for inquiries only. To schedule, cancel, or change an appointment with a staff member, or to cancel a program, call the office during business hours @ 831-3457. To request a program, please use our online Program Request Form.

Allies at Student Wellness & Health Promotion

Some of our professional staff are trained members of the University's Ally Network providing support to those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning on our campus (as well as those who identify as Intersexed, Queer, Asexual or Allies). Allies support individuals who have questions or concerns about such issues as sexual identity, sexual harassment, community resources, and support systems. Allies can answer questions and make referrals to resources in our community.

Upcoming Events!

Wed, Nov. 18th, 7:30pm
Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shamere McKenzie
Perkins West Lounge
Shamere McKenzie was a college student trying to find a way to pay for her education when she met the man who forced her into sex slavery. Hear the powerful story of how she was able to get away. Shamere became the Program Assistant for Shared Hope International, an organization whose mission is to prevent, rescue and restore women and children in crisis. And now she is the Chief Executive Officer for the Sun Gate Foundation, an anti-trafficking organization that provides educational opportunities for survivor of human trafficking. Sponsored by the UD RSO International Justice Mission.
Tues, Dec. 1st, 11:30am-1:30pm
World AIDS Day Table
Perkins Student Center
Visit Pow's table in Perkins Student Center for free hot cocoa! Pow will be collecting donations to fight AIDS.
Wed, Dec. 2nd, 7:00pm
Get Up, Stand Up: Be a Courageous Bystander!
Independence East Residence Hall Lounge
Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a man leading a heavily intoxicated woman into a room at a party and closing the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? A "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive attitudes, statements, or behaviors. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
Sat, Dec. 5th, 12:00-3:30pm
World AIDS Day Summit
Delaware Technical Community College, 300 N. Orange Street, Wilmington
The World AIDS Day Summit is sponsored by DTCC, City of Wilmington, AIDS Delaware, Nemours, and Duffy's Hope. For more information, contact Frank Hawkins at 302-652-6776.
Dec. 9th & 10th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Color Me Calm
Carpenter Sports Building
Visit Pow's table each day in the Carpenter Sports Building for free mandala coloring pages to promote healthy stress management. Don't forget to come to our evening event on Friday(see below)!
Fri, Dec. 11th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Color Me Calm
Alumni Lounge, Perkins Student Center
Pow! will provide tea, cookies, coloring books and light music to promote healthy stress management at this hectic time of the semester! Drop in for a soothing study break.