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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 jestok@udel.edu and let her know!

Application Process

Pow!'s application process occurs in the spring semester each year. If you are viewing this page during fall or early winter session, you are encouraged to return to this website in late winter/early spring for updated deadlines. The information below is updated annually.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pow! is accepting applications now through March 27, 2015 at 5:00pm.

INTERVIEWING PROCESS: Applicants will be contacted by a representative of Pow! to schedule an interview. Applicants will be notified of their status e Spring Break. (NOTE that mandatory training will occur on Sat & Sun April 18 & 19, 2015.) Attendance at Pow! Training is MANDATORY for those applicants accepted to be Pow! Peer Educators.

If you are applying, please read the information pages linked by the "Join Pow" submenu topics. Mandatory training dates will be listed on the Training Information page as well as other important information about the position.

For more information or questions about the application process, contact studentwellness@udel.edu or call 302-831-3457.

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).