Alcohol & Other Drugs: "What is the WRC doing?"
Campus community trainings
The Wellness Resource Center wants to equip all members of the campus community with accurate information. We have a number of trainings and programming available. Review our HEART Peer webpage [URL] for information about programming or to request a program today!
- Peer-Facilitated Programs – Student organizations, instructors, athletic teams, and other student groups can request a program facilitated by the WRC’s HEART Peer Educators.
- Alcohol 101
Drinking alcohol is common among college students, and this program is designed to help students explore why they choose to (or not to) drink. Through a series of games and activities, students will learn about ways to keep themselves and their fellow Owls safe when alcohol is in the mix.
- Let's Talk About Cannabis
There's a lot of information about cannabis out there! This session offers an overview of available research and possible long term effects.
- Alcohol 101
Additional Health Promotion Efforts
- BASICS - The WRC facilitates 60-minute conversations with students to discuss their attitudes and behaviors around alcohol use. BASICS supports students in making decisions that align with their values and support their overall well-being in regards to their alcohol use.
- CHOICES About Alcohol - The WRC facilitates CHOICES, an alcohol education program for students who have been sanctioned after a first-time violation of the Student Conduct Code’s alcohol policy or for use of the Medical Amnesty Policy. CHOICES is a 90-minute interactive group session designed to help students understand their behaviors relating to alcohol use.
- Online educational programs - Temple students complete online modules [URL] to think about the role alcohol plays in their life and learn accurate and up-to-date information.
Substance Use Education and Harm Reduction Work Group - The WRC is working with departments and stakeholders from across campus to contribute to creating a campus community where students in recovery, and all students who do not use substances, feel validated and supported. This includes:
- Elevating AOD prevention and harm education efforts.
- Promoting substance free events and activities.
- Elevating existing resources that can support students in recovery.
- Continuing to reduce stigma and help build allies.
- Elevate Off-Campus Resources
Looking for recovery support? Here are few daily on-campus, local, and national resources:
- Monday Meditation [opens in new tab] with the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
- Zoom | 3:00 PM
- Tuesday Lunch Chats [opens in new tab] (Last Tuesday of each month) with the WRC
- Zoom | 12:00 PM
- Wednesday Trans & Gender-Nonconforming Chat [opens in new tab] with ARHE
- Zoom | 3:00 PM
- Thursday Community Meetings [opens in new tab] (2nd Thursday of each month) with the WRC
- Both Virtual and In-Person opportunities | 6:00 PM
- Main Campus Program Board Friday Night Owl Events [opens in new tab]
- Both Virtual and In-Person opportunities | 8:00 PM
- Saturday All Recovery Meeting [opens in new tab] with Philadelphia Collegiate Recovery Haven
- 208 N 35th Street | 9:00 PM
Review the Student Conduct and Community Standards webpage [URL] to learn more about Temple University's policy regarding alcohol and other drug use on campus.