The following events are sponsored by Student Wellness each
year! Check out our Calendar
of Events for times, locations and more information!
Wellness Week will jumpstart the school year focusing on personal
wellness and how to be a healthy, happy, balanced and stress-free
student at St. John’s! The week will feature a variety of wellness
activities across campus, including guest speakers and a wellness
fair with giveaways and chances to win great prizes.
For More Information about the Wellness
Week please CLICK
Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night is a place free from sexual assault and abuse.
Students are invited to become part of the solution and part of the
end to sexual violence. Here is a place to take a stand, a place to
break the silence. Here we can Take Back the Night!
For More Information about the Take
Back the Night (Q & SI) events please
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Each year, approximately 1700 college students die as a result of
alcohol-related injury (NIAAA, 2005). St. John’s University
strives to keep the community safe and aware of the impact of
alcohol. During National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
the campus hosts numerous events, lectures, and opportunities for
self-assessment to educate students on the risks associated with
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Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week please
Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout is a national campaign started by the
American Cancer Society to educate the public on the dangers
associated with using tobacco and to encourage smokers to quit for
a lifetime by starting with just one day. Students will have the
opportunity to receive quit-kits, along with the chance to
participate in giveaways and games.
What could be better than getting a quick break from
studying and at the same time feeding the hungry – all while never
moving from your computer? Answer: Nothing! FreeRice.com is a great
website that tests your vocabulary knowledge with a humanitarian
goal. For each answer you get right, FreeRice will donate 10 grains
of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. This fall,
students are invited to play FreeRice and keep track of their
score. The student with the largest rice donation will receive a
prize from the Department of Student Wellness. Look for more
details in November!
Body Image Awareness Week
A week filled with information and resource sharing about eating
disorders and how to create healthy relationships with food, our
bodies and ourselves. Topics will address how body image and eating
disorders impact student success, performance and health.
Safe Spring Break (Q &
Safe Spring Break is a great opportunity to get ready for
all of the fun of spring break while learning to make positive
choices for your own health and the safety of your friends.
Students and student-organizations are invited to “adopt a hot
spot” spring break location and decorate a booth, provide food, and
give out information on that location to other students.
Kick Butts Day
KBD is the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids’ annual celebration of
youth advocacy, leadership and activism. During this year’s KBD,
students are invited to donate one cigarette to the trashcan for
every one minute of inflatable sumo wrestling.
The Department of Student Wellness collaborates with its University
Partners for this major fundraising event cosponsored by the
American Cancer Society. Over 1,500 students come together for this
all-night walk-a-thon that honors those whose lives have been
impacted by cancer.
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Turn Off the Violence
Week/Clothesline Project (Q & SI)
One in four women will experience some kind of sexual assault
during her time at college. 42% of women raped never report
the incident. Turn Off the Violence Week allows for healing,
education and awareness of violence and how the St. John’s
community can work together to prevent it. The week is packed
with programs that are interactive, educational, inspiring, and
meaningful. There will be faculty lectures, a guest speaker,
and a movie night, to name just a few of the activities that are
As part of Turn Off the Violence Week, St. John’s participates in
the Clothesline Project, a public display that brings attention to
the issue of violence against others. During the week, a
clothesline is hung on the Great Lawn with t-shirts. Each shirt is
decorated to represent a particular victim’s experience and have it
acknowledged in a public space.
For More Information about the Turn Off the Violence
Week/Clothesline Project events please
For more information or to volunteer to help plan or participate
in this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the
SWELL (the Department of Student Wellness) at 718-990-7537.