Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group — sign up by 9/28

Heal in the company of others:

The Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group (SASS) will be held on Tuesdays beginning October 2nd-December 4th from 5:45-7:00pm. SASS is open to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.  

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more info  at awarren(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or visit the SASS website.

The deadline to sign-up is Friday, September 28th.

Be a Peer Health Advocate Apps due 9/28

Interested in health education? Apply to be a Peer Health Advocate! 

The Peer Health Advocates are WesWell’s team of volunteers that create and implement peer-led health education outreach efforts on a variety of health issues including sexual health, stress management, sleep and study habits, alcohol and drug use, and healthy relationships.

 All class years welcome!

Apply to be a PHA HERE! Applications are due by Sept. 28th.

Visit the WesWell website for more information:

Mission: WesWell, the Office of Health Education, is an integral part of Wesleyan University’s Health Services. WesWell understands the impact of student health on academic performance and is committed to providing services that are designed to develop healthy behaviors and prevent health concerns that may interfere with academic and personal success.


WeSupport: Be a Peer Mental Health Advocate — Workshop Sessions begin 9/25 or 9/28

WeSupport — Wesleyan Student Support Network

WeSupport is a 6-session workshop offered by Counseling and Psychological Services and Active Minds.  In a series of six 1-hour discussions, we will train students to be peer mental health advocates.  Participating students will learn about a variety of mental health topics, become familiar with the signs a friend or acquaintance may be in distress, gain practice talking with someone who is struggling, and become conversant in both campus and community resources.  Students who complete the six-session series will have the option of joining a network of Wesleyan peer mental health advocates.

WeSupport seminars will be held Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 PM in 41 Wyllys room 114 and Fridays from 12:15 – 1:15 in 41 Wyllys room 113.  Start date is September 25th for the Tuesday group, and September 28th for the Friday group.  The series will not meet during the week of fall break.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at and indicate which day you prefer.




Apply to be the Next SART Intern! App due 4/9

Are You the Next SART INTERN?

Codified following student demand for an administrative response to sexual violence, the SART intern plays a multifunctional role in preventing, responding and educating the Wesleyan community about sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. The SART intern provides trained peer support to help students navigate on- and off-campus resources and judicial processes. The intern also serves as a liaison among administrative and student groups engaged in sexual violence prevention and response initiatives.

 Application and job description are here!

DEADLINE has been extended to Monday, April 9th.

Please submit application to Alysha Warren (awarren@wes).  Contact Alysha or

the current SART intern, Maggie Cohen ’12 (mrcohen@wes) with any questions.


Community Discussion about High Risk Drinking Mon., 4/2, 8 p.m.

Wesleyan community members,

 High-risk drinking is a complicated issue that the University is committed to addressing.  Part of this commitment is our ongoing involvement in the National College Health Improvement Project (NCHIP) on high-risk drinking.  Using proven, evidence-based practices, the objective of the collaborative is to work together to reduce high-risk drinking at participant institutions as well as the associated harms resulting from this behavior.

 High-risk drinking is a public health concern and our efforts will continue to focus on the many facets of this including, the individual, the system and the environment.  Due to the impact on the environment including the larger Wesleyan community we have planned a community discussion on high-risk drinking to take place on April 2nd from 8-9pm in Shanklin 107.  This discussion is being convened in an effort to have a realistic dialogue about the harms of high-risk drinking and the positive aspects of choosing to drink responsibly as seen through the eyes of community members.  The health and safety of students and the community will be the driving force behind this conversation. 

 Many students, faculty, staff and other community members have expressed concern about high risk drinking, often not knowing what to do about it.  This discussion will aim to give voice to those who have seen the harms and have yet to have a safe place to voice them.  High risk drinking is an issue about which the entire community is equally concerned due to the signifcant negative impact. 

 We are asking that anyone who would like to participate in or listen to this discussion please attend.  Please call Tanya Purdy at 860-685-2466 with any questions about the discussion.

 Sincerely, Tanya Purdy, MPH; Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education

UCAB Events This Week — 2/23-25

Upcoming UCAB events:  

  • ·        Thursday 2/23: Massage Night. You desperately need a study break, but you can’t rationally justify one. We can though. Feeling knotty? Need a good back rub? Want to reach a state of absolute zen and focus? Let us knead your troubles away in the most productive break of the year yet.  Please arrive at 8:30pm in the Daniel Family Commons to sign-up for a massages. First come, first serve. These spots tend to fill up within seconds.
  • ·         Friday 2/24: The Help. “The Help” a movie about an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid’s point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. 10pm in the West Dining Bay.
  • ·        Saturday 2/25: Sumo Wrestling. Release some stress and battle your fellow peers in authentic sumo wrestling suits! 11:59pm in the Usdan Café.

Don’t forget to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter (/wesusdan).


Wesleyan Forum for International Development! — Sat., Feb. 18

The Wesleyan Forum for International Development

 Saturday, February 18, 2012    9:30 am – 5 pm

Check-in table at 41 Wyllys.

Attendance is free. No registration is required. Come and go as you please.

Free breakfast, Iguanas Ranas lunch and book for those who arrive by 10 am.

  Come engage in a dialogue about what works and what doesn’t in international development. Through lectures, panel discussions and workshops with student groups, you will hear from researchers, alumni and students about their successes and challenges in fields that include public health, education and technology.

For students who have interned, volunteered or worked internationally–or for those interested in doing so in the future–this Forum is a space for you to think critically about how to do so in a way that makes a positive impact. It will connect you to resources for getting involved, including opportunities for internships, fellowships and research. For the complete schedule with locations, click here. Speakers include:


– David Rice (Executive Director of the NYU Development Research Institute)

– Nafisa Halim (Assistant Professor at BU’s Center for Global Health & Development, researches women’s political empowerment, health and education)

– Rema Hanna (Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, researches how to improve the provision of services to the poor in developing countries)

– Jenny Ruducha (Research Scientist at BU’s Center for Global Health & Development, conducts impact evaluations of interventions in public health)


– Amir Hasson ’98 (Founder of United Villages, a social enterprise that empowers the rural poor in India by providing products, services and information)

– Nathanael Goldberg ’97 (Policy director at Innovations for Poverty Action, which pioneered the use of randomized control trials to test the effectiveness of interventions in development)

– Connor Brannen ’10 (Policy analyst at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT)

– Liana Woskie ’10 (Global Health Corps fellow at Partners in Health)


– Ali Chaudry ’12 (Founder of Possibilities Pakistan, which increases access to higher education by providing free college counseling to Pakistani secondary students)

– Tasmiha Khan ’12 (Founder of Brighter Dawns, which increases access to clean water and sanitation in Bangladesh)

– Kennedy Odede ’12, (Founder of Shining Hope for Communities, which combats gender inequality and extreme poverty by linking free schools for girls with social services in Kenya)

– Raghu Appasani ’12 (Founder of the MINDS Foundation, which raises awareness about mental illness and provides healthcare in India)

 For more information, visit the Forum’s Facebook page.

 This event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly, the Department of Government, the Office of Academic Affairs, Wesleyan World Wednesdays and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.


Student-run Grief Support Group


(Sponsored by the office of Counseling and Psychological Services–CAPS)

Meets: Weekly–Alternate Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Solarium (Room 201, 2nd fl., Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have

experienced the death of a loved one.

Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.

For more information please contact:  Rachel or Sarah-Anne

Information on meeting dates can be found at:

Wesleyan Events Calendar or by calling 860/685-2910 during regular office hours