Each semester, the Wellness Resource Center sponsors a variety of campus events aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge around wellness topics.
A living-arts project at which victims of violence and their supporters express themselves by making a t-shirt representing their story about violence.
The Vagina Monologues includes performances by female-identified students that relate to the experience of domestic violence, sexual assault, trans* issues, and sexuality. The 2017 performance of The Vagina Monologues brought in nearly 500 attendees over 3 nights, and the money raised from this event was donated to the Wellness Resource Center.
To kick off April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Temple students and faculty participated in the inaugural “WalkTU” event to raise awareness around sexual violence on Wednesday, March 29. WalkTU replaces the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. The new event focuses on inclusion of all members of the Temple community and raising awareness around all forms of sexual violence. Learn more about the event here. We look forward to walking with you in 2018!
Once a semester, the Wellness Resource Center collaborates with departments and student organizations across the university to host Wellness Day. This event provides students a fun way to take a break from stress and learn about self-care strategies and the extensive mental health support services available on campus.
The Wellness Resource Center invites members of Temple University’s LGBTQIA community (students and staff) to Queer Lunch! Bring your own lunch to this monthly event and join us in providing a safe place for courageous conversations. Please direct inquires to email@example.com
OuTu: You’re Here, You’re Queer, Now What?
The Wellness Resource Center and university partners are excited to host an LGBTQIA welcome week event! ‘OuTu’ is designed to showcase the broad variety of opportunities and organizations that are open and welcoming to incoming and returning LGBTQIA students. Information on the 2017 event will be coming soon.
National Coming Out Week (NCOW)
National Coming Out Week kicked off at Temple University in the fall of 2006. This event was conceptualized by two University Housing & Residential Life colleagues, Andrew Dies and Nu’Rodney Prad. Rather than celebrating on the annual National Coming Out Day on October 11th, events and activities were created during the week prior to bring awareness to Nation Coming Day itself. Original partners making up the NCOW committee consisted of University Housing & Residential Life, the Office of Student Activities, the Health Education Awareness Resource Team (Wellness Resource Center), the Queer Student Union, and the Residence Hall Association. Partner base has expanded over the past three years to include:the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Campus Recreation, the Office of Leadership Development, and Student Center Operations.Programs that are generally hosted through this committee include: panel discussions (race, sexuality, religion), come out-speak out monologues, and the NCOW Fest!
Lavender Graduation is an annual event recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of graduating seniors of the LGBTQA community at Temple. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and assist in celebrating the contributions of our graduates. This intimate afternoon event provides opportunity for LGBTQIA and ally students, faculty, staff and alumni to connect one last time before graduation and summer break.