Since the 1970’s, UD has had a group of students volunteering as peer educators in the field of health promotion to support the individual wellness of UD students and foster a community of wellbeing for all Blue Hens. In the 1990’s, the students in this peer education program dubbed themselves, “POW: Promoters of Wellness,” and later, they expanded the programmatic outreach to include annual events including the Wellness Speaker Series. Now, we’re getting ready to rebuild wellness peer education at UD from the ground up so we can launch a new program that’s better equipped to meet the needs of our diverse student population.
But don’t worry, through Student Wellness and Health Promotion signature programming such as the Wellness Speaker Series and critical classroom education topics such as stress management will still be offered to students. And we’ll continue to involve UD students in the planning, design and facilitation of our wellness outreach initiatives. We encourage all Blue Hens to keep in the loop about upcoming wellness opportunities at UD by signing up for our newsletter: https://sites.udel.edu/studentwellness/wellness-events-newsletter/. Students interested in getting involved with our office can explore our Involvement opportunities: https://sites.udel.edu/studentwellness/get-involved/.
We’re also still maintaining a social media presence so students can stay connected with their wellness-minded peers: