Collegiate Recovery Community

There's a new movement on college campuses throughout the nation to provide recovery support for students who have struggled with drug and alcohol use. If you are interested in helping us determine what a recovery community would look like at UD, please email Jessica Estok at and let her know!

Peer-to-Peer Consultation/Mentoring

Occasionally, trained Pow! members are offered the opportunity to be matched up one-on-one with another student at the UD who is interested in talking with and getting support from a peer who is more knowledgeable about the issues they are struggling with than their friends may be. This can be a short-term, one or two time meeting with a student to offer support and information. Or it can lead to a more in-depth mentoring relationship that lasts for some time or even throughout the college experience. Supervision is provided by the Pow! Coordinator to all who serve in this capacity.

This type of experience is fully optional to Pow! members and no member is asked to serve in this capacity unless they make it known that they are open to this opportunity. There is no guarantee that even if a Pow! member wanted this type of experience as part of their volunteer work with Student Wellness & Health Promotion that it could always be provided.

However, it is possible to work out a schedule in which Pow! members could do office hours at Student Wellness & Health Promotion to meet individually with students who are seeking information on certain health-related topics. While there would be no way to guarantee that the Pow! member's time spent in the office would be filled with student requests for information, such an arrangement could be explored.

Upcoming Events!

Thurs, April 16th, 6:30pm
SAGE's Annual Take Back the Night & Speak-Out
Stay tuned for details
Women all over the world have been shattering the silence around sexual assault and violence against women at Take Back the Night Marches for over 30 years. Join your fellow students at the University of Delaware to "take back the night," and join us after the march to Speak Out! against campus rape and violence. All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE).
Thurs, April 16th
Doors open & refreshments at 6:15pm, Film at 7:00pm
Documentary: The Anonymous People with panel discussion
Rodney Room, Perkins Student Center
The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Panel discussion will follow about addiction and long-term recovery. Wear purple in support of UD going purple for the Purple Project! Free admission, suggested donation of $3 to benefit the Purple Project. Sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community, Elements Behavioral Health, and Student Wellness & Health Promotion.
Fri, April 17th, 8:00pm
Former NBA Player Chris Herren
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms
Chris Herren struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. Founder of the Herren Project and Project Purple, we encourage all attendees to wear purple for the event! Free admission, suggested donation to benefit the Purple Project. Sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community, Elements Behavioral Health, and Student Wellness & Health Promotion.
Mon, April 20th, Food & tables at 5:30pm, Speaker at 6:30pm
Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Delaware State University, MLK Student Center Multi-Purpose Rooms
Speaker: Meredith Gardner Meredith Gardner's mother, Tammy Gardner, was murdered in Wilmington when she tried to escape a domestic violence relationship. Meredith was 12 years old and her brother was 10. Meredith will share how the crime impacted her life, and how meeting with the man who murdered her mother empowered her to pursue a career helping other crime victims. Those affected by crime are invited to bring writings, artwork or other meaningful items to be posted on the Memorial Walls which will be on display at the event. See the flyer. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 for info or if you need accommodations. Free and open to the public.
Thurs, April 23rd, 6:30pm
"Party with Consent" with guest speaker Jonathin Kalin
Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center
This highly interactive program considers the reality that no students have their college's consent policy memorized. Participants will discuss consent, coersion, hookups, alcohol, sex, and sexual violence prevention. Sponsored by Greek Council, Delaware MEN, and the SAPE Committee.
Fri, April 24th, 4:00-6:00pm
Student Wellness Coffeehouse with International Students
Office of International Students & Scholars, 44 Kent Way
Join Student Wellness Student Leaders from S.O.S., Opt4, Pow! & the Recovery Community for a coffeehouse with international students. Coffee and refreshments, and Student Wellness information & giveaways will be provided.
Fri, April 24th, 6:30pm
What's YOUR Monologue?
Bacchus Theater, Perkins Student Center
Want to write your own Monologue, and perform it if you choose? Come out and support VDay on Friday, April 24th 7:00 pm in Bacchus. Sponsored by VDay, who sponsors and performs The Vagina Monologues annually at UD. Co-sponsored by M@N (Men's Action Network).