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.

Student Wellness & Health Promotion Workshops

Wellness programming teaches you how to improve your total well-being. Programs are fun, informative, experiential, and interactive taught by professional health educators, Pow! Peer Educators, and S.O.S. Volunteers. Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides outreach programming in a variety of health-related topic areas. Presentations can be provided for academic classes, residence halls, fraternities/sororities, special interest groups, and athletic teams. Individual support and help sessions are also available by calling 831-3457 to make an appointment or email us at studentwellness@udel.edu. The table below provides a topic list.

You may request a program by completing the Online Program Request Form. The form must be filled out completely and submitted at least two weeks prior to the programming date requested. Please provide 3 different dates that might work for your program. Please keep in mind that the Pow!, SOS or Student Wellness Programs take 45-60 minutes, and most of our programs are designed for groups of 50 or less because they are highly interactive and involve discussion. We cannot reduce these into 20 minute segments. If you are requesting a program outside of the parameters of what is listed, then please choose "other" on the form and describe the program topic/format you are requesting.

Also, check our events list (at the bottom of this page and on every page throughout our site) for existing programs offered by our office that might meet your group's needs.

NOTE: The deadline to submit program requests for a program which you wish to occur during Fall 2015 is Monday, November 16th. You may, however, continue to submit program requests after that date for programs to occur during Winter or Spring 2016.

Request a Program Now!

If you encounter problems with this form, please call 831-3457 to make your request.

Pow! Programs

S.O.S. Programs

top of page

Program Descriptions:

THE BEAUTY MYTH

This program is about body image.  Body image is a concern in our current society.  There are prevalent ideas of beauty in popular culture.   This program defines what body image is, why students worry about it, and its evolution over time through the media.  This program also briefly touches on male body image and concludes with strategies and resources to combat harsh body image in society.

BODY IMAGE AND MEN

This program emphasizes that men are also subject to body image concerns.  Our program examines the evolution of male body image norms in the media over time.  Ways to challenge the male body image ideal will be presented and resources to address body image and eating disorder concerns will be shared.

HOW TO HELP A FRIEND WITH AN EATING DISORDER

This program discusses ways to help a friend with an eating disorder.  Pow sensitively addresses this topic and offers information and resources for both the concerned friend and the person struggling.  Eating disorders can affect every type of student and do not discriminate to any one gender or race.

top of page

SAFER SEX COMBO PACK

This program includes a choice of two or all three of the following interactive activities depending on how much time is allotted for the presentation:

  1. Condom Card Lineup is a game where students learn the many steps to properly using a male condom for barrier protection against STIs and unintended pregnacy.  Students are split into groups and the first group to correctly order the steps for proper condom use wins. 
  2. Sex in a Fishbowl is a question and answer-based activity.  Students write anonymous questions and put them in a fishbowl for the P.O.W. members to answer. 
  3. Sexual Graffiti is an interactive small-group based activity designed to help students understand that slang words used for body parts and intercourse often reflect underlying stereotypes about American culture with respect to gender norms and attitudes toward sex. 

*Please specify in "Additional Information" at the end of the form if you would like two or all three.  If only two, please indicate which two.

SEX JEOPARDY

The purpose of this program is to have participants think about sexual health in a fun, exciting atmosphere.  The objective of the jeopardy game is to increase awareness and knowledge of different aspects of sexual health including the effects of drugs and alcohol on sexual functioning, sexual assault, and safer sex practices.

SEXUAL RISK GAME

This game is designed to show participants the varying risks associated with certain sexual activities or behaviors,  It makes participants understand that there are sexual acts that are safe, those that are risky, especially without proper protection, and many more that fall somewhere in between safe and 100 percent risky. This game is interactive and often gets a lot of laughs!

STRESSED OUT

This program helps students recognize the major stressors in their lives and helps them understand how to manage stress in a healthy way.  We discuss new coping strategies and end with a relaxation exercise.

top of page

"WANNA SMUSH?" -- HOW DO YOU ASK FOR CONSENT?

Talking about sex can be scary, but itís essential to be sure that your behavior is safe & legal. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun and interactive exercise. Learn about verbal & nonverbal red flags, and learn pathways to mutually respectful sexual encounters.

HUMAN CONTINUUM: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

This exercise will help participants identify or clarify their own beliefs and values related to sexual assault, sexual harassment & sexual abuse as they consider and discuss a variety of both provocative and common college sexual scenarios. Students will learn what their peers think about when behavior crosses a line. Traditional myths about sexual assault will be de-bunked.

WHY DOESN'T SHE JUST LEAVE?

In this interactive simulation, participants will be placed in a dating situation and asked to make some crucial decisions. Will you stay? Will you go? To whom can you turn? Participants will explore what makes a relationship healthy, unhealthy, or abusive; learn how to help a victim; and become familiar with resources available to students regarding relationships.

GET UP, STAND UP: BEING A COURAGEOUS BYSTANDER

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? 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.

top of page

DESIGN-YOUR-OWN PROGRAM

If you haven't seen exactly the topic you were hoping for, or you have specific ideas about the style of interactive exercise we use, or your group has specific needs or conerns for us to address, choose the "Design Your Own" option on the Program Request Form and tell us more in the dialogue box.

Go NOW to submit the ONLINE PROGRAM REQUEST FORM!

Cancelling a Program

Use these guidelines in order to CANCEL a Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Pow! or S.O.S. Program:

If you have made a programming request and have received back a confirmation of a specific date and time in which your program is to occur and you now need or wish to cancel that program, PLEASE do one of the following:

If you know the name and contact information of the person(s) scheduled to facilitate your program, please contact them directly.

If you do not know the name and contact information of the person(s) scheduled to facilitate your program, please call Student Wellness & Health Promotion at 831-3457 ASAP, preferably 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time, and cancel the program. If there is no one in the office, please leave a detailed message on our Voice Mail system.

DO NOT send e-mail unless you are cancelling the program with at least a week's lead time.

If it is after 5:00 p.m. on the same evening as your scheduled program which you now need to cancel and you have been unsuccessful at reaching anyone at our office, please plan to have someone meet the facilitator at the originally scheduled time and location to tell them that the program has been cancelled.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration in this regard.

Upcoming Events!

Thurs, Feb. 18th, 7:00pm
All Recovery Yoga
160 Carpenter Sports Bldg.
FREE weekly All Recovery Yoga is here for Spring, Thursday nights at 7pm! Unlike other yoga classes, this practice focuses on poses that are restorative, rather than those with the potential to be triggering. Taught by Transformation Yoga and sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community and Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
Tues, Feb. 23rd, 7:00pm
Yes Means Yes: Battling Rape Culture and Moving Towards a Positive Sexuality
Rodney Room, Perkins Student Center
Nationally known speaker & author Jessica Valenti, creator of the Feministing blog, will be on campus to speak about ending rape culture and striving toward a culture of positive sexuality. Sponsored by Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee. Call 831-3457 for information.
Wed, Feb. 24th, 7:00pm
All Recovery Yoga
160 Carpenter Sports Bldg.
We are excited to have FREE weekly All Recovery Yoga return for Spring! Classes resume on 2/11 and will be weekly on Thurs nights at 7pm. Unlike other yoga classes, this practice focuses on poses that are restorative, rather than those with the potential to be triggering. Taught by Transformation Yoga and sponsored by the Collegiate Recovery Community and Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
Mon, Mar. 8th, 7:00pm
"Pornland" with Speaker: Gail Dines
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms
Sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Wed, Mar. 9th, 7:00pm
Wellness Speaker Series: Aydian Dowling
Trabant Theater
Aydian Dowling is a FTM transgender businessman, activist, and model from Long Island, NY who has gained world-wide recognition as a lead contender in the 2015 Men's Health Magazine search for the "Ultimate Men's Health Guy". Aydian will speak about his journey transitioning, the importance of acceptance, and his experience's relationship to wellness. Sponsored by Pow! and TEDx UD. Call 831-3457 for information.
Wed, Mar. 16th, 7:00pm
Netflix and Chill?
209 Smith Hall
Talking about sex can be scary. Find out how your peers ask for sex in this fun, interactive exercise. Learn more about verbal, and non-verbal indicators your partner may use to indicate consent or not-consent, and learn some new sexy ways to ask! Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) and sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Tues, April 19th, 7:00pm
Wellness Speaker Series: Quiet Riot Comedy Theater
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rms A&B
Composed of two brothers, Bill and David Mettler, Quiet Riot combines comedy, mime, storytelling, music and sound effects to discuss the importance of kindness in all aspects of life. The audience will explore how kindness towards themselves and others can impact leadership and role modeling, leading to a healthier life. Sponsored by Pow! and TEDx UD. Call 831-3457 for information.

top of page