The Wellness Education Team engages with students and
collaborates with other University departments to develop and
deliver programs, events and services that create an increased
awareness about the issues that most relate to students’
Leadership opportunities are provided through programs like Wellness
Peer Education and Stressbusters
where students learn and share with their peers about healthy
Programming is created to meet our students' wellness needs and
provide a steady stream of information so individuals can make
informed choices about their health and wellness!
Several events are
held annually including:
• Wellness Week
• Take Back the Night
• National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness
• Safe Spring Break
• Great American Smoke Out
• Kick Butts Day
• Body Image Awareness Week
• Turn Off the Violence Week/Clothesline
Members of the professional staff are also available to address
classes, clubs, and other organizations on matters concerning
wellness, stress management, substance abuse, healthy
relationships, nutrition, body image, study skills, time management
and other subject areas as requested.
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OTHER PREVENTION EFFORTS
Wellness Education is specifically charged with much of the
University’s Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention efforts and to
guide students as they strive to follow the University’s
policy with regard to substance abuse.
There are multiple facets to that programming including:
• AlcoholEdu for College: St.
John's University is one of hundreds of institutions nationwide
taking a new approach to alcohol prevention. AlcoholEdu for
College is an on-line, science-based course designed not to preach
but rather to educate students about alcohol and its effects on the
mind and body.
• BASICS: This program is run
in partnership with SWELL’s Center for Counseling and Consultation.
Students who are found to have violated the University AOD policy
are referred to take an on-line inventory and meet with a staff
member of the Center to discuss their choices and receive further
guidance as necessary. These students are also assigned to
participate in the CHOICES program.
• CHOICES: This two-session
class is designed for students who need additional guidance in the
decision making process around using alcohol and other drugs. An
added focus for the CHOICES classes which takes place in a group
setting through a wellness coaching model is on overview of
personal wellness, the nature of addiction and the impact of media
on our behaviors.