Request a Program
Certified HEART Peer Educators and Wellness Resource Center Staff are available to facilitate the programs described below.
You may request any of these programs for your student organization, residence hall, or class. We require a minimum of two weeks notice and may not be available to fulfill all program requests due to scheduling and/or demand.
Fill out our program request form.
Peer Facilitated Programs:
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!
Dynamics of Sexual Violence: Sexual violence has received increased national attention over the past few years - but it can still be a confusing topic, with lots of misconceptions. This 60-minute workshop will cover the wide realities of sexual violence - how and why abuse happens - as well as some things we can do to create a safer campus community. Facilitators will offer space to analyze real world examples and discuss ways to effect change in their own lives.
Give a Hoot: Owls Speak Up: Give a Hoot provides students with the resources, skills, and confidence to step in when they find themselves in a risky or challenging situation. Students will explore what types of actions are appropriate for more and less urgent situations and, importantly, ways that students can look out for one another. This program covers topics like mental health, body image, alcohol/drug use, sexual health and sexual assault. This program qualifies for STARS credit.
Give a Hoot is available upon request through our program request form and is offered at the Wellness Resource Center on select dates found on our OwlConnect page.
Joyful Relationships: Find What Works for You: Happiness in personal relationships can help us cope with challenges easier, feel less stressed, and even improve our physical health! This 60-minute workshop will offer participants strategies for cultivating relationships that make them happy. Facilitators will offer simple ways to infuse wellness in communication and problem-solving.
Nutrition and Fitness Jeopardy: Through a fun game of Jeopardy, students learn information on a variety of nutrition and fitness related topics. Put your knowledge to the test!
Staff Facilitated Programs:
The Wellness Resource Center has qualified staff to facilitate professional development programming to colleages and faculty.
Use the program request form to request a training for your department or register for select dates offered at the Wellness Resource Center through Human Resources.
Brief Motivational Interviewing: This professional development session focuses on how to use Motivational Interviewing in a staff/faculty role when encountering challenging yet brief conversations with students, specifically through a health and wellness perspective. Motivational Interviewing is a set of communication skills that can enhance the effectiveness of your conversations and encourage intrinsic motivation for change, especially when broaching a difficult or uncomfortable subject with a student (or colleague) as well as supporting someone in distress. Learn about the technique and practice using the skills in everyday scenarios.
Creating Safer Spaces for Student Survivors of Sexual Assault: Effective and informed responses to disclosures of sexual assault are built on a solid foundation of research and experiential expertise. Discussions and content will focus on the dynamics of sexual trauma and how best to incorporate trauma-sensitive principles into practice. Folks will leave with a stronger grasp of the prevalence of sexual violence, as well as individual trauma processes and responses that may influence survivor reporting, post-assault behaviors, and long-term health outcomes.
QPR: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an evidence-based suicide prevention gatekeeper training designed to provide participants with knowledge about suicide and confidence in basic skills to help someone in crisis. During this training, participants will learn about suicide statistics, differentiate myths from facts about suicide, and practice the core skills—Question, Persuade, and Refer. Information about campus resources and how to access them will be given.
"Why do they do that?": Understanding problematic sexual behaviors: There are a number of myths and misconceptions about individuals who choose to commit sexual violence and common risk factors for sexual violence. These myths make it difficult for us to promote safety for all and support students and colleagues. This workshop will offer participants an overview of available research and experiential expertise on sexual violence perpetration, including common behaviors, tactics, and motivations. Folks will leave with a deeper understanding of some of the reasons why a person may choose to harm others, as well as ways professionals can create a safer campus community.