Safe Is Sexy
Get the facts – learn about STD/STI types and symptoms, and stats from other college students. Think about your own sexual health decisions and risks for getting a STD/STI – how safe are you? Take away great resources and information, including where you can get tested for free or for a small fee.
Surviving Spring Break
What happens on Spring Break stays on Spring Break, right? Not always. Everyone wants to have a fun, memorable (in a good way) spring break, but stay safe too. We'll play a rousing game of Spring Break Tic-Tac-Toe and cover info on alcohol poisoning, STD/STIs, drinking and driving, date rape drugs, keeping your friends safe, and general travel & road trip safety tips. Winners earn cool prizes!
Mending a broken heart? Looking for love in all the wrong places? Not sure if your bf/gf is the "one"? Come chat about relationships with your peers and s.w.e.e.t. peer educators. Determine what you are looking for in a mate and relationship. Talk about traits of good, not so good, and really, really bad relationships. You’ll leave with some tips to maintain a healthy relationship and resources on campus for help.
Ever walk through the Mahog during mid-terms? The stress levels are toxic! Come hear about why we’re all so burned out – and surprisingly, why some stress can be good for you. We point out some evil time stealers (your enemies!) that are common on campus, and cover signs that your stress level may be getting out of control. You'll leave armed with ideas on how to manage your precious time and the best ways to avoid a total stress meltdown.
The Bar Exam
If you choose to party, you want to have a good time, right? Trust us - DUI's, assaults, and alcohol poisonings are not a good time. We’ll bring the red solo cups, challenge some common misperceptions, and show you some ways to keep in the green zone if you or your friends choose to drink!
Freshman Survival Guide
Let's be real – the first two months of school for freshmen can be a little crazy...stressful...overwhelming...s.w.e.e.t. Peer Educators share some tips on how to adjust to campus life cause we've all been there. We'll cover ways to...cope with homesickness, manage stress & time, navigate the social scene, and keep wellness a priority despite the many demands of college life.
How can we get enough sleep in the 24/7 college world we live in? We’ll share why adequate sleep is crucial (not *optional*) for wellness and academic success. See how you score on our sleep quiz, get some tips on getting good sleep despite living in a loud/hot/cold/distracting/super fun residence hall, and take home a free s.w.e.e.t. sleep mask!
Stand Up & Speak Out!
Have you ever had a moment when your gut told you to do something, to step up, to help someone in trouble, but you didn't know how? As students at SHU, we have the opportunity to step up and intervene in situations every day. Learn specific intervention skills to boost your confidence and motivation to be a proactive bystander – because SHU is a place where we look out for each other!
Did you know that the people we surround ourselves with influence our success, decision making, and level wellness? Or that positive relationships are a great way to support good mental health? S.w.e.e.t.s can organize a speed friending event for your residence hall or campus group – it’s a fun and low key way to meet new people and work on those smooth social skills...