Wellness Crew is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year! Please apply by Friday, March 18th for best consideration.
The Wellness Center is dedicated to delivering effective and engaging events and programs to the AU community. Our student-led peer health education program, the Wellness Crew, plays an integral role in achieving this mission. Members are a diverse group of AU students who are interested in proactively addressing health and wellness issues on campus. They are trained to educate their classmates about college lifestyles and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner.
We welcome students with interest in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the AU community.
The mission of the Wellness Crew is to encourage, support, and advance a healthy lifestyle for the AU community. The Wellness Crew is dedicated to providing education with sensitivity to race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and individual capabilities.
Why should I join the Wellness Crew?
As a member of the Wellness Crew, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the most current information on a variety of health-related topics including sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition, as well as general wellness. There are many additional benefits to being a member, including:
Being a part of an excellent educational and leadership experience
Becoming part of a dynamic community of students with similar interests
Developing and/or sharpening communication, presentation, marketing, program planning, and group facilitation skills
Having a solid experience that you can list on your resume
Gaining knowledge about behavior change theories and current health topics that improve your own decision-making and knowledge base, as well as benefit your peers
Receiving updates on health issues on campus, upcoming programs, collaborative opportunities, etc.
Attending local conferences and other training and professional growth opportunities
Having an opportunity to contribute significantly to the growth of the Wellness Crew’s programs
What do members do?
Being a member of the Wellness Crew will require a substantial time commitment (an average of 5 hours per week). Duties include:
Attending required trainings on college health topics and prevention methodologies; attending optional trainings as interest and time allows
Attending weekly class meetings in order to learn and initiate new health promotion efforts on campus
Develop and implement collaborative educational projects with other departments and student groups
Facilitate 1-hour long interactive workshops throughout the semester to residence halls and student groups.
Serving as a visible health and referral source to your peers on a daily basis
Brainstorming and informing AU of your concerns, perceived health issues on campus, student opinion, and areas in health education that need to be addressed
How can I join?
Thank you for your interest in our program. Being a Wellness Crew member is an excellent way to develop and/or sharpen your leadership, communication, and program planning skills as well as knowledge of various health and wellness topics. To be considered, complete the entire application below. For best consideration, please apply by March 18th, 2016. Wellness Crew will continue to accept applications for the 2016-2017 academic year and may conduct interviews on a rolling basis. However, additional spaces in the program are not guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are selected to be a member of the Wellness Crew, you will be required to register for the class on Tuesdays 5:30PM -7:15PM in the Fall. This is a 2 credit class, and you are expected to continue in the spring for 1 additional credit.
Currently, the Wellness Crew offers two programs upon request (see below). Each program is about 45-60 minutes, and can be tailored to your group. We are happy to come to your classroom, residence hall, or meeting space! Simply fill out the request form, allowing two weeks’ notice for a request, and someone will get back to you shortly to set up your training. NOTE: It is the requestor’s responsibility to reserve a space and technology needed for the program.
This fun, educational, and interactive program will test your knowledge on the “ins and outs” of safer sex! Topics include: birth control, STIs, pregnancy, and more! This program also includes male and female condom demonstrations. Students will walk away feeling informed and confident about their ability to improve and maintain their sexual wellness.
TAP Your Knowledge
During this interactive program, students will learn the basics of responsible drinking. We will cover BAC, standard drinks, and strategies to stay safer if one does choose to drink. We know students are faced with many stressful decisions during college. This program will help students tap their knowledge, to take the stress out of decisions around alcohol.