Site Network: UD Home | CCSD SHS | Student Life

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.

Welcome Parents!
What can Student Wellness & Health Promotion do for you?

Whether your student's wellness concerns are newly developed or have been identified for some time, the professionals at Student Wellness & Health Promotion can help. We can help parents understand the challenges students face and how to offer support and input in the decisions that affect the health of students.

If you are PARENT of a University of Delaware Student, our office provides:

Subscribe to our Parent Newsletter!

* indicates required

Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Prevention

Alcohol and Drug Assessments: Student  Wellness & Health Promotion provides confidential appointments to assist students in learning more about substance use, either their own use or concern about a friend’s use. Safer alcohol use information can be provided as well as support in making decisions to not use any substances while on campus. We provide a non-judgmental environment to talk seriously about substance use and challenges that may come along with it.  Students can call 302-831-3457 to set up an appointment with one of our Substance Abuse Counselors.

There are ways for your son or daughter to get involved in campus life without alcohol or substances. For example, students can join a Registered Student Organization,  or go to the different student activities that are provided. If your son or daughter is struggling to get involved in activities that do not include alcohol or substances, or looking for ways to make friends that do not drink, your son or daughter can call Regina Phillips to schedule an appointment at 302-831-3457.

AlcoholEdu® for College: is a Web-based alcohol prevention program being used at more than 500 colleges and universities around the country. The program uses the latest prevention techniques and science-based research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. Whether or not your child drinks alcohol, AlcoholEdu for College will empower your child to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help him or her better cope with the drinking behavior of peers.

New data shows that 1 in 5 college women and 1 in 16 college men will experience some form of non-consensual sexual activity by graduation. "Haven" is a 45 minute interactive component of AlcoholEdu to help students understand sexual assault. It provides students with a relevant and engaging experience using customized pathways as they progress. Haven helps students understand:

Every incoming first-year student will be required to take AlcoholEdu for College and pass the course Exam. We will be communicating directly with your child regarding the information and instructions he/she needs to complete this course.

While we are committed to making a difference with our students, we also understand that parents are the first line of defense against alcohol misuse and abuse. That’s why we have made AlcoholEdu® for Parents available to you. AlcoholEdu® for Parents is an online program designed to support your conversations about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your child must make in college surrounding alcohol use. (Instructions are provided in the section below.)

The program includes:

AlcoholEdu for Parents:

How to Take the Course – Directions for Parents Only

Please note: The Login ID provided below is for PARENTS ONLY. We have provided your student with a separate, student Login ID. If you choose to review the course, it is essential that you only use the Login ID below so as not to interfere with your child’s account.

The program includes:

You can choose to view as much or as little as you would like!

To take AlcoholEdu for College, you will need a computer with access to the Internet and audio capabilities. The minimum technical requirements are available on the AlcoholEdu for College Login page; we recommend you review this document before logging in to the course.

You may begin AlcoholEdu for College as of July 28th.

Directions for taking AlcoholEdu for College:

  1. Go to:
  2. Please review the minimum technical requirements available at the bottom of the AlcoholEdu for Parents login page.
  3. Under New User enter the following Login ID for PARENTS ONLY: P130943PARENT

    IMPORTANTDo NOT share this Web site and Login ID with your child as he/she will not receive credit for course completion under this account.

    • We have provided your son or daughter with separate instructions for accessing the student version of AlcoholEdu. Student directions are also available here
    • Students may contact with questions.
    • For any technical support, students may contact Technical Assistance at 866-384-9062.

Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Services & Prevention

Sexual Offense Support: Sexual Offense Support is a volunteer organization providing support to survivors of all forms of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, as well as educating the University of Delaware community on these topics. S.O.S. is made up of undergraduate and graduate student volunteers, with some staff and community volunteers. S.O.S. is a program of Student Wellness and Health Promotion. Please explore the S.O.S. website to learn more about our services, assistance for victims, and other helpful information.

To reach the SOS Victim Advocate on duty 24 hours/day call 302-831-2226. The Student Health Service staff member who answers will take a first name and phone number and the S.O.S. Victim Advocate will call you back within 10 minutes.

UD's Sexual Misconduct Policy: If you have questions about the University of Delaware's Policies regarding discrimination based on sex/gender, sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, or stalking, services provided by the campus and community, the process of reporting, or related federal laws, please visit:

Bystander Intervention Education

At Student Wellness & Health Promotion, we encourage our students to take an active role in their community when they see an action or behavior that is bothersome or even dangerous. We define bystander intervention as: playing an active role in naming and stopping situations before they happen, stepping in during an incident, and speaking out against ideas and behaviors that are bothersome or dangerous. If your student is enrolled in a First Year Seminar program, he or she will partake in a class facilitated by trained peer mentors on ways they can utilize their personal strengths to be a courageous bystander. Throughout the year, Student Wellness & Health Promotion will also provide programs for the campus community on bystander intervention that involve situations of alcohol and substance use, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and other behavior that is considered bothersome or dangerous.

Additional Parent Information

Parent information from S.O.S. (Sexual Offense Support) at UD

UD Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, College Risk Behaviors Study 2010:

Tips for starting a conversation with your student: Higher Education Center

Science Daily article on how parents can help their children avoid pitfalls of alcohol (April 2013)

Parents' influence on students' decisions about alcohol use: Turrisi et al, 2001

Parents' influence on students' decisions about sex: The Parent Gap

Parent Information from creators of Alcohol Edu

Study of the Red Zone: Kimble, et. al

Today Show feature on a dangerous student trend, smoking alcohol (June 2013)

Higher Education Center:

College Drinking Prevention:

Excellent resources for parents at:, including a toll-free helpline

Step-by-step support for parents whose son or daughter has or may have a substance abuse problem:

For more information, please contact us at 302-831-3457.

Wellness Resources On and Off Campus

What do you need? Where can you find it? Who can help?
My student has addictions and recovery concerns. Where can I find help?

On Campus:

Student Wellness & Health Promotion
231 S. College Ave.
Phone: 302-831-3457

Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2141

Off Campus:

Connections CSP Inc.
1423 Kirkwood Hwy
Newark, DE 19711

Open Door Inc.
254 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 731-1504

5171 West Woodmill Drive Suite 9
Wilmington, DE 19808


Treatment Center Directory

I'd like information about the Alcohol Policy and the rules at University of Delaware. Where can I find it?

Office of Student Conduct
218 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2117
Student Guide Online

If my student has general health questions, who can they ask?

Student Health Services, Laurel Hall
(302) 831-2226

I have a question about safety and security on campus.

Public Safety
413 Academy Street
Newark, DE 19716

My student is having difficulty dealing with his/her roommate. Office of Residence Life
5 Courtney Street
Newark, DE 19716
My student is seeking support for relationship issues, sexual assault, an abusive relationship, or concerns related to sexual wellness.

Student Wellness & Health Promotion
231 S. College Ave.
Phone: 302-831-3457

Sexual Offense Support
24/7 crisis number: 302-831-2226
appointments: 302-831-3457

My student struggles with body image, and/or has concerns about maintaining a healthy weight.

Student Wellness & Health Promotion
231 S. College Ave.
Phone: 302-831-3457

Student Health Services, Laurel Hall
(302) 831-2226

Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center,
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2141
Fax: 302-831-2148

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.

top of page