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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?

Questions?

If you have questions about our content topics, services or student groups, send e-mail to studentwellness@udel.edu. 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, October 1st, 7:00pm
Wanna Smush?
Brown Residence Hall
Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn about verbal and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or non-consent, and learn some sexy new ways to ask! Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
Tues, October 7th, 7:00pm
"Virgins & Sluts" presented by Guest Speaker: Sexologist, Dr. Jill McDevitt
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rms A&B
Via carefully selected video clips and anonymous audience-submitted stories, slut-shaming and virginity pledges will be explored from a feminist perspective, illuminating how America's obsession with the sex lives of women is used as a tool of oppression. From historical uses of the "virgin/whore complex" like the hanging of bloody marital bedsheets in the public square, to modern incidences such as high school purity dances and the Sandra Fluke/birth control/Rush Limbaugh/slut fiasco, this workshop will engage students to explore the role of sexuality as it relates to gender equality and violence. Dr. Jill McDevitt is a nationally recognized speaker, blogger, activist, and sexologist. She has a B.A. in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family, an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Education, and a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality. For more information about Dr. Jill McDevitt go to www.thesexologist.org
Thurs, October 9th, Registration opens 5:00pm, Race at 6:00pm
Altitude 5K
Laird Campus

Be the Change - Join us for Altitude's 5K Race. Register at www.races2run.com.
Fri, October 31st, 9:00pm-1:00am
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Trabant MPRs

Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details!
Wed, November 5th, 7:00pm
Get Up, Stand Up! Be a Courageous Bystander
Independence West 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 woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? According to www.safeandrespectful.org, 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 behaviors, statements, or attitudes. 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.).