Student Wellness & Health Promotion

Keeping Our Community Healthy

Student Wellness and Health Promotion is operating remotely. Our services, resources and programming are available virtually. To schedule a counseling or advocacy appointment, call us at: 302-831-3457. To schedule educational outreach, submit a Program Request form. For any additional questions, email us at:

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Sexual Offense Support

S.O.S. Victim Advocates are available to call 24/7/365.  Press 1 to reach a victim advocate. The staff member who answers will take a first name and phone number, and an S.O.S. Victim Advocate will call you back within 10 minutes. Click the button below to call.

Our Mission

Create a foundation for lifelong wellbeing by providing Blue Hens with the wellness tools to make healthy choices that contribute to a safer UD.

Our Work

Student Wellness and Health Promotion supports behavioral health and wellness. Behavioral health and wellness encompasses the promotion of health, resilience and wellbeing for individuals and communities to support body, mind and spirit.

Overview of Services

We offer a wide variety of health and wellness services to our students and campus community. Click the toggles below to learn more about these resources

Alcohol and Substance Use

Crisis Counseling and Victim Advocacy

  • All services are available to victims of sexual assault, harassment, stalking, dating, and domestic violence
  • 24/7/365 crisis intervention and advocacy through Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.)
  • Prevention education and advocacy including how to give and ask for consent
  • Bringing in the Bystander®: an interactive program that shows how everyone has a role to play in ending sexual misconduct
  • Individual Appointments for confidential crisis counseling
  • Support Groups: include our Empowerment Group for survivors of sexual violence, as well as a Healthy Relationships Group

Wellness Education and Additional Services

Connect with and Contact Us

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Mars Set to Invade…

On Wednesday, June 23rd after sunset, the planet Mars will cross through the “Beehive” star cluster which is part of the constellation Cancer.

This is just one of the many astronomical events that you might be able to witness depending on the Bortle scale rating for wherever you are. The Bortle scale measures light pollution which causes the night sky to be so bright that fewer stars are visible. Light pollution comes from humans — leaving lights on at night from buildings, spotlights, amusement parks, etc. that flood the sky and overpower the brightness of the stars.

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Thank You to Our Volunteers and Graduating Seniors

We have been very fortunate to work with a group of outstanding students who have dedicated many hours of service supporting our mission to promote behavioral health and wellness on our campus. Their support is priceless, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have worked with us, some of whom are graduating after several years of service, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

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Blue Hens are Helping to Protect the Flock

By creating and sharing digital materials, UD Protect the Flock Student Wellbeing Ambassadors will help reduce their peers’ risk of COVID-19 infection by encouraging student engagement in protective factors (such as mask wearing), self-advocacy (such as sticking to party-size limits), and other UD community health efforts (such as completing the daily symptom checker). Click the button below to learn more about the program.

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A Podcast Mini-Series by Students, for Students.

This semester we’ll be featuring twice monthly episodes scripted and hosted by our ambassadors. Below you can listen to the latest episode, or you can catch the series on Spotify:

Student Involvement Opportunities

We recognize that different students have different needs for improving their personal wellbeing and different talents to help improve our campus wellbeing. To provide wellness growth for as many students as possible, we offer campus events, internship opportunities, supportive communities and experiences that build professional skills.

Internship Opportunities

We have both paid and for-academic-credit (unpaid) internships that help you build skills related to communication, project planning, critical thinking work ethic. Click to learn more about Internship Opportunities.
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Blue Hen Wellbeing Community

This is a free, non-credit, self-paced and self-directed online learning space for UD students to explore wellness topics that interest them while connecting with their peers. Click to learn more about the Blue Hen Wellbeing Community.

Collegiate Recovery Community

The CRC provides a safe space so a person doesn’t have to choose between recovery and their college degree! Click to learn more about CRC at UD.

Sexual Offense Support Peer Advocates

S.O.S. believes in empowering individuals and groups to respond to survivors of sexual misconduct in ways that are confidential, empathetic, and non-judgmental. Click to learn more about SOS Peer Advocates.

Improve Your Wellness

Be sure to share the resources below with fellow Blue Hens to promote a healthy and well campus for all.

Choosing Well at UD

We believe in providing students with the wellness resources to make responsible decisions. Click to learn more about Choosing Well at UD.

9 Wellness Dimensions

We believe there are 9 dimensions of wellness that impact human life. Click to learn more about the 9 Wellness Dimensions.

Wellness Videos

Take a short wellness break or learn more about wellbeing. Click to watch our Wellness Videos.

Upcoming Events