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Wellness Services

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These are available to all student organizations such as fraternities, sororities, residence halls, athletic teams, campus based student clubs, etc.

Topics such as balanced lifestyle, decision-making, conflict resolution, coping techniques, relationship and people skills, alcohol and other drug use/abuse, sexuality, sexual assault, date/acquaintance rape, HIV/AIDS and STD's, nutrition, exercise, helmet and seat belt safety, as well as other safety concerns are addressed.

Volunteer as an educator using workshops, theater, presentations, activities, and mentoring as educational tools.

Known as S.T.O.P. (Students Taking Over Prevention), the Student Wellness Center student volunteer organization encompasses work on health issues from the five areas of life, especially alcohol and other drug use and abuse, healthy relationships, sexual assault, and date/acquaintance rape.

SAM's (Student Athlete Mentors) teach and mentor incoming freshmen and transfer athletes and ATOD Facilitators are peer educators for the 8-hour Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Education class.

Sponsored each year, programs and awareness campaigns include National Collegiate Alcohol & Drug Awareness Weeks, National Drunk and Drugged Driving Week, National Safe Spring And Summer Breaks, National Red Ribbon Week, Student Health Fair, National AIDS Day, and other campus-wide educational events.

In-service training is provided for students, faculty and staff on signs and symptoms of alcohol and other drug abuse, health and legal consequences, and campus and community resources for help with this problem.

The Alcohol and Other Drug Education 8-hour class is required for judicially mandated students found in violation of USU policy but is also open to any student interested in examining the way they use alcohol and other drugs.

The class is peer-facilitated and introduces students to the problems substances can cause in the lives of individuals, families, and society.

Referral services uphold USU's policy on alcohol and other drug use and misuse by providing brief intervention and comprehensive education and referral services for students, faculty, and staff.

Support groups facilitate 12-step recovery groups such as Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous.

Information is available for other community support groups such as Al-Anon and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics).

Use research to determine the actual extent of alcohol and other drug use on campus, as well as other health concerns, and we compare the results with national and state norms whenever feasible.