Prevention and Advocacy
We envision a community of students, faculty and staff who make thoughtful and responsible decisions in regard to their overall wellness leading to low rates of negative consequences from alcohol, drugs, and interpersonal violence.
The Office of Prevention and Advocacy provides health and wellness promotion, alcohol and drug education, and sexual misconduct prevention programs. These outreach efforts empower students to become independent, responsible, and thoughtful leaders. The Office engages with all community members to develop moral courage, social responsibility, and healthy decision-making to create a respectful and safe living-learning environment.
For Faculty/Staff & Coaches
- Recognizing Distress
- Sign Up for Training: Alcohol, Drugs & Student Success (coming soon)
EVERFI WELLNESS COURSE:
All incoming students (freshmen and transfers) are required to complete EverFi Wellness Course by August 24, 2020. This course has 4 modules, each of which will be emailed directly to students on their Ursinus email account, throughout the summer:
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion module - June 22nd
- Alcohol module- July 6th
- Prescription and Other Drugs module - July 27th
- Sexual Assault Prevention module - August 14th
- *A follow-up called Mental Health and CoVid module will be sent mid-September for students to complete by October 15th.
All upperclassmen students are required to complete ongoing EverFi modules by September 7, 2020. The upperclassmen course has 2 modules, each of which are emailed directly to the students.
- Mental Health and CoVid - August 8th
- Sexual Assault Prevention (Either Healthy Relationships or Student Athletes depending on athletic status) - August 17th
Services for Students:
- Campus-wide awareness events in collaboration with other departments and student groups
- Individual brief assessments for alcohol and other drugs and health coaching around wellness topics including mental, physical, spiritual, and social health. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Resources and referrals to on and off-campus supports including support for students in recovery
- Personalized group training sessions for student organizations including bystander intervention education
- Group educational classes and training sessions focused on low to no-risk choices around alcohol and other drugs
- Influence of Marijuana, Alcohol’s Impact and Event Director Training all take place multiple times each semester – visit those webpages to register to attend a training session
- New in 2020 - Creating a Culture of Care during CoVid class is available to reflect on “How we should live together?” during a pandemic.
Services for Faculty:
- Don’t Cancel That Class program providing guest speakers on wellness topics personalized to fit your syllabus. To request a guest speaker, email email@example.com
- Classroom support and resources for how to improve student’s academic success
Services for Coaches:
- Personalized training sessions connecting leadership among the team to leadership in a social setting including recognizing high risk behaviors such as hazing, substance use disorder, sexual misconduct, and impact of wellness, alcohol and drugs on performance including time-management, self-care, etc. To request a training, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Private consultations regarding student-athlete concerns. To consult with the Director, email Katie Bean at email@example.com
Click here to view the 2016-2018 Biennial Review of Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program