Health Streaker Peer Health Educators
Twenty new Peer Health Educators (PHE) were trained in October, joining eleven returning students from last year. PHEs are expected to execute interactive, positive, fun, and non-judgmental college wellness programming for the students. As PHEs, these student leaders help other students connect to offices such as Health Education, Residence Life, the University Counseling Center, Health Services, Violence Prevention and Action Center, Campus Safety Services, and others, as needed. Throughout training, PHEs learned the basics of prevention and college wellness, strategies for change in high-risk behaviors, and listening, responding, and referral skills.
Wednesday Nights are Stress-Free
The Xavier Nichols Programming Team continues to offer free chair massages to students on Wednesday evenings in the Student Center Atrium. In addition, students are given opportunities to receive additional health education programming on Wednesday evenings, including financial wellness, depression screenings, HIV/AIDS awareness, and various stress-relieving activities. Almost 300 students created bamboo plants in mid-October, promoting relaxation and stress relief.
Alcoholics Anonymous Group Formed
After nearly two years of effort, the Office of Health Education and Promotion, Student Health Service, and Assistant Dean of Students Fr. Bernie McAniff, have identified student leaders and a location to hold a weekly Alcoholic Anonymous session accommodating college students and young adults.