UD Protect the Flock Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program

promo banner for new amabassdor program with students and YoUDee wearing masks supporting the protect the flock campaign to reduce covid-19 spread

Learn About Our Program

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).

Position Description

Under the supervision of Student Wellness and Health Promotion (SWHP), the primary responsibility of a Protect the Flock Student Wellbeing Ambassador is to design, implement and facilitate engaging educational content related to COVID-19 harm reduction to meet the needs of a diverse UD student community during the pandemic.

Important Resources and Reminders

Explore Our Current Work

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @UDWellnessAmbassadors and @LiveWellUDel to see our latest social media posts to reduce harm associated with the risk of COVID-19 spread and infection. Featured on this page are some of our most recent posts and our latest podcast episode.

person listening to a podcast and smiling, text: "blue hen wellbeing podcast, listen today at www.udel.edu/008184"

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: www.udel.edu/008184.

Featured work from March:

Remember to clean frequently used surfaces in your dorm, apartment, or bedroom and use the mentioned tips to ensure you are properly disinfecting! Discover more tips at https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/six-steps-safe-effective-disinfectant-use. Additionally, it’s important that we recognize all members of our Blue Hen Community, who are working to keep our campus healthy and safe. And as the spring and its beautiful weather begin to come (Sun’s out, fun’s out.), remember to go out and enjoy the campus while following COVID-19 guidelines like wearing a mask even when you are gathering outdoors. Stay busy while continuing to stay safe!

Featured work from February:

You can read the captions for the images below by downloading this Excel spreadsheet.

Student Learning Aspirations

Program Goal

The overarching goal of this project is to reduce students’ risk of COVID-19 infection by leveraging peer-based public health, health promotion and prevention approaches to increase student safety and decrease the risk of infection within the student community at UD, both on UD campuses and within the communities in which UD students are currently residing.

Learning Outcomes

General Student Population
  1. Students increase their engagement in protective factors around COVID-19 infection.
  2. Students increase their self-advocacy around their health and wellbeing.
  3. Students increase their awareness of community health guidelines.
  4. Students increase their understanding of the impact their actions have on others.
Student Wellbeing Ambassadors
  1. Students apply health and wellness knowledge to assist themself or a friend.
  2. Students value leading their peers to improve their health and wellness.