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 email@example.com and let her know!
Responsibilities of Peer Educators
- Designing and presenting programs for residence halls and for other University and non-University groups (ex: high school students) on such topics as: nutrition, fitness, sexuality issues including HIV/AIDS, smoking cessation, massage, stress management, eating disorders, body image, and alternative health practices;
- Participating on campus-wide committees as student representatives of Student Wellness & Health Promotion to share student viewpoints about pertinent health information;
- Planning and assisting with special campus-wide events designed to make learning about wellness issues informative, interactive and fun;
- Providing individual peer consultation, including referral and confidential support;
- Attending weekly meetings, group social events, and special informational sessions;
- Assisting with inter-group administrative tasks;
- Recruiting and training new Pow! group members.
Potential Pow! members DO NOT have to be health-knowledgeable to join! We'll teach you all you need to know. All group members are volunteers; most are undergrads at the UD. Both men and women participate in our group, and we make it our practice to welcome and accept anyone who has the basic skills and, most importantly, the desire to perform the functions of the group. Preference in selection is given to individuals who can participate in the entire training as well as those who have significant time to dedicate to fulfilling the mission of the group.
For more information about the general expectations of POW! members and weekly functioning of the group, read our Expectations page.
Human Continuum: Where Do You Stand?
Independence West Lounge
You will not sit during this program! It is designed to help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented for the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
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).
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.
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.
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.
"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 Interfraternity Council, Delaware MEN, and the SAPE Committee.
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.